Italian students will talk to astronauts in space – science and technology

A room was prepared in the Sicilian school for a conversation with the astronauts. (Photo: ANSA)

(ANSA) – Palermo January 11 – Twenty students from the “Anna Rita Sidotti” comprehensive institute of Gioiosa Maria on the Sicilian coast will have the opportunity to talk to the astronauts of the International Space Station (ISS). Axiom Mission-3.

This is the third commercial space mission by American company Axiom Space, with a crew of four, all Europeans.

The team will include Commander Michele López-Alegria (dual citizenship, American and Spanish), Italian Air Force pilot, Colonel Walter Villade, Turkish astronaut and mission expert Alber Keseravsi, and European Space Agency astronaut Swede Markus Vandt.

As part of these flights, Aris, a radio amateur company from partner countries of the International Space Station, organized a series of links between the astronauts and some schools on the European continent.

In Italy, two schools won the opportunity: Anna Rita Sidotti High School in Gioiosa Maria and Villa Guardia High School in the province of Como.

Students will get a chance to talk to Colonel Walter Willade for about 7 to 8 minutes while the ISS is in Earth orbit, for which a radio room has been installed in the school to communicate with space. As soon as the conversation is started.

“This is a source of pride for our company and the entire Sicilian school system, says school director Leon Zingales. We believed in this project from the beginning and our commitment has paid off.”

The launch of the Crew Dragon spacecraft on board a Falcon 9 rocket built by Elon Musk's company SpaceX will take place on January 17 from the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Cabo Canaveral, Florida. The mission will last two weeks in collaboration with space agencies NASA, Roscosmos, ESA, Jaxa and Csa-Asc.

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