A conversation with the ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano live from the ISS
On October 24, the German Aerospace Center, together with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Technical University of Munich (TUM), is holding an in-flight call at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ). The ESA astronaut, Luca Parmitano, who was the first Italian to conduct extravehicular activity in space on July 9, 2013, will connect to the LRZ live via video link from the International Space Station ISS.
The event and transmission of the live link will take place simultaneously at three different locations, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, TUM and Politecnico di Milano in Italy. Following local greetings, lectures will be held at the different broadcast locations via the live link. After a lunch break, at 3:30 pm there will be greetings by all locations and the ATV-4 mission will be presented. In addition, the ESA Director of Human Spaceflight and Operations, Thomas Reiter, will hold a brief introduction on Human Spaceflight and Exploration. At 4:45 pm, the live in-flight call with astronaut Luca Parmitano will begin.
09:30 am Doors open and reception
10:00 am Greetings on site
10:35 am Live link begins broadcasting to all locations
10:40 am Lecture series via live video links
“An Intelligent Alter Ego on a Distant Planet”
Prof. Amalia Ercoli Finzi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
“Space Robotics for On Orbit Servicing, Astronaut Assistance, and Planetary Exploration”
Prof. Alin Albu-Schäffer, DLR Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, Germany
“Role of Satellite Technology in Weather and Climate Change Research”
Prof. Daniel Rosenfeld, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
12:45 pm Lunch and break
3:30 pm Introduction to the afternoon program by an ESA moderator
3:35 pm Greetings by all locations
3:50 pm Presentation of the ATV4 mission, Alberto Novelli, ESA ATV4 Mission Manager
4:15 pm Presentation “Human Spaceflight and Exploration”, Alberto Novelli, ESA ATV4 Mission Manager
4:45 pm Live in-flight call with ESA Astronaut Luca Parmitano
5:05 pm Conclusion of the event
Leibniz Supercomputing Centre/Leibniz-Rechenzentrum (LRZ) Forschungscampus Garching
85748 Garching bei München
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Students will be given the opportunity to ask the astronaut questions during the in-flight call.
If you are interested, please submit your question in advance to email@example.com .
Route description to the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre at http://www.lrz.de/wir/kontakt/weg/
More information is available on the ATV blog at http://blogs.esa.int/atv/2013/10/17/atv-event-in-milan-munic-jerusalem-and-the-international-space-station/