TRAINING AND EXPERIENTIAL ACTIVITIES

HALL 4

EXPERIENCE:
FILM

• Expedition

The Docufilm is a behind the scenes of the Expedition 52/53 space mission, the VITA Mission of the Italian Space Agency and which sees the participation of the Italian ESA astronaut, Paolo Nespoli, in his third mission on the International Space Station, showing a world still unknown to the public. In fact, these are not the usual shots of astronauts gravitating suspended on the ISS, the film will show everything that happens before the launch: the very hard training, the experiments, the simulations of catastrophic situations and the technological aspect of the mission. The protagonist of the docufilm is the Italian ESA Astronaut Paolo Nespoli who recounts his mission and training firsthand

• Lunar City

Docufilm made on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the first landing on the Moon, the docufilm talk about the present and future challenges, the most advanced technologies and the commitment of men and means that will lead mankind to return to the Moon but this time to stay there, the docufilm also retraces the history of the past but rather focuses on telling the future, the history that will be made. Through interviews with key figures involved in the Artemis space program, it also shows through NASA reconstructions how astronauts will be able to leave planet Earth with the Orion capsule and dock after a few days at the Gateway and again on the Moon.

EXPERIENCE:
DISCOVERING EAGLEPROJECTS COBOTS

Demo with Robot Dogs on display at the EAGLEPROJECTS stand: the abilities of the devices will be illustrated, the performance and characteristics of which will be explained in detail, as well as the various applications and use cases. It will be possible for the public to observe the robot dogs in movements and paths of different complexity, interact with the devices and appreciate their specificity.

EXPERIENCE:
VEGA MISSION GAME BY AVIO

The aim of the game is to make the player understand the typical progression of a Vega / Vega C mission: the player, after drawing a "mission card" with the description of the number of satellites that the Vega launcher will have to bring into orbit, will have to try to place as many satellites as possible into the designated orbits (which will be simulated by Velcro-lined balls). The mission is considered completed when the satellites have all been released.

EXPERIENCE:
Sewer - Immersive Experience

Become an astronaut in VR! Immerse yourself in a virtual experience built by Myndek inside a space station where you can train to interact with objects in zero gravity while the Mindtooth system measures your brain activity, providing an indication of stress and cognitive load perceived during the task. Training and expertise are key aspects in the aviation industry. A traditional way to evaluate the skills of operators (e.g. pilots, air traffic controllers) is to measure results in terms of performance; however, this approach provides a narrow view of the operator's capabilities, especially regarding the cognitive profile.
Mindtooth can measure workload and stress to assess human factors and help improve the performance, learning and skill assessment of both professional and trainee pilots and astronauts. In this experience a science and fun corner is provided by the Sewer ecosystem and a digital network of creators from Italy.

EXPERIENCE:
INGV

INGV will be present at the Expo with a stand where visitors will be able to interact directly with researchers and discover how spatial culture can be applied to geosciences to conduct advanced research on earthquakes, volcanoes and the environment.
With informative flyers, thematic videos, seminars and technical-scientific demonstrations, INGV researchers will illustrate to the public the main research projects and services based on the analysis of spatial data and technological development in which the Institute is involved.
The technical-scientific demonstrations will be accessible to students through a series of thematic workshops, here a brief description:

• Stratospheric Payloads

Two stratospheric payloads will be exhibited, HERMES (HEmera Returning MESsenger) and PEGASO (Polar Explorer for Geomagnetism And other Scientific Observations) developed and created by the INGV New Technologies and Instruments Laboratory. They carried out experimental flights into the stratosphere from the Arctic Pole and Antarctica carrying scientific instruments on board.

• Hyperspectral and Thermal for Surfaces

2 instruments used in the INGV Optics Laboratory for the validation and calibration of space and aerial data will be shown: an ASD Fieldpsec spectroradiometer and a Portable Thermal Camera. The spectroradiometer passively measures the reflectance of a surface; during the demonstration the spectra of some rocks and materials of different composition and color will be measured. The temperature of some surfaces will be measured with the Thermal Chamber, involving the public in the demonstrations.

• Observations of Volcanic clouds

We will describe how volcanic clouds are formed during explosive eruptions and the importance of their study linked to the effects that these natural events have on the environment, climate, health and air traffic. The main satellite sensors capable of providing detailed information on the structure and composition of the eruptive clouds will be shown, with an in-depth look at the lava fountains of Etna, where the application of remote sensing techniques allows the INGV to have real-time information on the explosive activity.

• GNSS applications

Different models of old and new GPS and GNSS receivers will be presented with their description and different possibilities for measuring and processing the data for the definition of coordinates (Cartesian and geographical) as well as their current use for monitoring and scientific research in seismo-tectonic and volcanic areas.

• Weather of space, here! (Free(the) mind imagines science...)

The students divided into subgroups will be involved in experiential activities of divergent thinking on topics around Space Weather. Through a brainstorming activity they will have the opportunity to explore in the small group thoughts and images evoked by some key words, subsequently each group will share the images evoked with the class and at this point the INGV researchers will propose the position of science starting from the images.

• Sea level rise scenarios

Data recorded by tide gauge networks and observations from space show that global warming is causing sea levels to rise by about 4 mm/year, a rate more than double that observed in the 20th century. The melting of land ice and the thermal expansion of the oceans could lead to a probable rise in sea levels of up to about 1 m in 2100. If the melting of the ice in Antarctica and Greenland is faster than expected, the sea could rise even up to to 2.3 m in 2100 and up to 5.4 m in 2150. This phenomenon constitutes an important risk factor that must be considered for the protection of approximately one billion people living along global coasts. Here we show a webGIS system specially developed in the European projects SAVEMEDCOASTS and SAVEMEDCOASTS2. The webGIS, based on data acquired from space, was created to support territorial planners and political decision makers of Mediterranean countries through the visualization of expected impacts along the coasts in order to provide essential information for the creation of adaptation systems.

• Stellite magnetometry

The model represents the Earth around which the satellite takes measurements of the Earth's magnetic field, generated by internal currents (of the outer core) and external ones (ionospheric and magnetospheric). From these measurements the Research obtains information both on the dynamics and evolution of the sources (internal and external) of the Earth's magnetic field and on the possible coupling with the Lithosphere in the preparation of strong earthquakes.

• Cosmic Ray Cube

It is a telescope for cosmic rays that continually arrive on the earth's surface. Also applied for the "radiography of volcanoes", these instruments - installed on satellites - measure the swarms of particles that precipitate due to interaction with earthquakes.
All the information material produced by INGV for NSE 2023 will be available to the public, not only in the stand at the Rome Fair, but also on the COS-INGV website and on the dedicated page on the Institute's institutional website.

EXPERIENCE:
LUNAR CITY EXPERIENCE

From 5 to 7 December in the Lunar City Exhibition Area it will be possible to visit some areas of the Lunar City Futuristic Spaceport in VR as an absolute preview. The Platform will be active for the public in just under a year but it will be possible to navigate the shopping area with the large passenger waiting area, the Cinema room, the Exhibition space dedicated to Exhibitions, enter the Columbus module (of the ISS) and get to the departure gate and admire Space, the Moon and even the Earth.
Lunar City is the first Metavers EduEntertainment streaming platform dedicated entirely to Space. The project conceived by Nex One Film Group will be realized in partnership with Thales Alenia Space, Altec and Vection Technologies.

EXPERIENCE:
EAGLEPROJECTS

Eagleprojects presents robotic dogs capable of collaborating with humans. The concept of Innovation is the cornerstone around which the company's activity and research moves, which sees robotics as a concrete opportunity for the future.
The dog robot can reach rough surfaces, which are difficult for humans to navigate, without losing the quality of the data thanks to its stabilization system.
These cobots, equipped with Lidar technology, can for example be used in territory mapping activities in cases where there may be obstacles that prevent the sensors from fully acquiring images. In this case the completeness of the information will be guaranteed thanks to the integration of the missing data.
Robot dogs can support humans in the design and maintenance of networks, simplifying tasks and identifying potential risks. To prepare them ad hoc for each service, adequate preliminary programming by our advanced robotics expert programmers is essential.

EXPERIENCE:
ASTROPHILATELY

Umberto Cavallaro, space scholar, researcher and popularizer, offers his personal collection of astrophilately. An exhibition of stamps dedicated to space which represents an alternative way of describing space exploration through postal documents,
Astrophilately consists of the «philatelic study of the historical, technical and scientific aspects of the conquest of space» (so the special regulation for astrophilately): a study that is sometimes complex but full of charm, which can reserve quite a few pleasant surprises, it is certainly the most modern philatelic class, which opens a glimmer of the new era into which humanity has entered a few decades ago, when in the Sixties - in a grandiose epic, well engraved in the memory of those who were there - it crossed the boundaries of his world and set foot on another celestial body, inaugurating a future full of promises and unknowns.
Umberto Cavallaro is editor of AD*ASTRA – the quarterly newsletter of AS.IT.AF., the Italian Association of Astrophilately, of which he is president – and international delegate for the Astrophilately Class representing the FSFI (Federation of Italian Philatelic Societies).

EXPERIENCE:
ITALIAN AIR FORCE

The Air Force is present during the three days to allow everyone to live a unique and immersive experience in its world. At the stand it will be possible to admire up close the activities that the Military are carrying out, up to space as a natural extension of the operational environment, experience the thrill of flight thanks to the presence of the gaming simulator, immerse yourself in virtual reality and much more.
Inside the stand and the Experience Area, various meetings are planned which will give students, and others, the opportunity to understand the importance of the activities carried out by Italian Air Force:

5th December, 6th December & 7th December at Experience Area
With passion towards the future

“With Passion towards the future” is the slogan that will accompany the Air Force's recruitment campaign for 2024. The Blue Army is called to operate in very diversified contexts, in Italy and abroad, with competence and specificity, as the main player in the aerospace dimension. There are many profiles in which to be a protagonist: Flight, engineering, medicine, information technology and artificial intelligence, even in cyberspace, the legal and administrative area and many other sectors - To choose your own future it is necessary encourage an informed professional choice and understand what training paths and career developments the Air Force is able to offer.

EXPERIENCE:
SCUOLATTIVA

ScuolAttiva is a non-profit organization created by a team of professionals operating in the fields of education and communication applied to corporate social responsibility, which is dedicated to the conception, promotion and implementation of educational experiences to encourage critical thinking and debate in young people, reflection, awareness, responsibility and action for a better world.
The educational projects aim to enrich the training programs offered by the school to students, raising their awareness of various issues of social interest, thus contributing to combating educational and cultural poverty. ScuolAttiva will offer within NSE, on 6 December from 9.30 to 11.00, a theoretical lesson on topics relating to aeronautical engineering in the framework of the "STEAM 4 future" project in collaboration with Boeing, University Roma Tre and Fullbright Commission.
On December 7th the school groups present at the fair will be invited to participate in a robotics laboratory on the scientific method! "Let's discover together how a robot works. During the laboratory, boys and girls will be challenged, divided into small groups, to interact with the educational robot Thymio, to discover its pre-programmed behaviors and to identify the sensors it uses to explore the environment. A real and its own robotics lesson played firsthand by the students.

EXPERIENCE:
SPLASCH VIDEOGAME

SPLASCH is an interactive virtual reality video game co-produced by Thales Alenia Space Italia SpA (TAS-I) and Next One Film Group as part of the GameOnSpace program.
It's about being able to play a game of Padel or Tennis in Space, in different environmental conditions (on the Moon, on Mars, on the ISS). The player will have a great choice of balls and rackets to play with but will have to consider the different weights and gravity in different playing destinations. It is a challenge of concentration and skill.

EXPERIENCE:
IRIDE IN COMICS

Twenty-eight extraordinary illustrations, created by fifteen of the most famous Italian illustrators. IRIDE is one of the most important European Earth Observation satellite space programs.
The project was born from the collaboration with the Roman School of Comics. Fourteen tables were created by SIO, while the remaining are the result of the creativity of great designers and teachers of SRF who, under the artistic direction of Simone Gabrielli, taking inspiration from SIO's tables, reinterpreted them with their own unique style.
The authors who collaborated on the project are: Sio, Valerio Lundini, Greg, Corrado Mastantuono, Elena Casagrande, Emilio Laiso, Fernando Proietti, Arianna Rea, Emiliano Tanzillo, Carlotta Di Cataldo, Stefano Caselli, Marianna Ignazzi, Michele Rubini, Alessandro Polelli, Lorenza Ricci.