November 27, 2021

You’re browsing the ARISS web pages.  You may already know ARISS inspires, engages and educates young people in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts, mathematics) topics with a big focus on space and amateur radio. Or maybe you’ve enjoyed our SSTV downlinks, packet radio connections, or cross-band repeater contacts. You love technology, ham radio, and space, too.

A professional in the space industry once wrote, ARISS combines the power of ham radio and space exploration into a magical elixir to engage students.”

ARISS is passionate about engaging students in this ham radio magical elixir, which in turn, engages hams, their clubs and communities. 

It is Giving Tuesday time and we are asking you to become an ARISS donor so you can help ARISS deliver this elixir worldwide.  When you donate to ARISS, you get back something really nice, too – a really great feeling!  It makes you proud to know you’ve aided ARISS in helping a young person learn about STEAM, space, and amateur radio, along with related careers. Or helping other hams enjoy ARISS SSTV, packet, and the cross-band repeater. Giving feels good!

Take a look at these ARISS donor tributes:

I LOVE what ARISS is doing for the kids.  Introducing them to technology, radio and space.  KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!”
    – David York, N8SGZ[All caps were typed by Mr. York.]  

“My granddaughter, a 7th grade STEM student, wanted to listen to the ISS ARISS radio. She’s not yet a ham, but working on it.  So, we hooked up a portable 2-meter antenna and receiver and tried.  We didn’t hear anything, but we will try again.  In the meantime, I wanted to support ARISS and keep up with anything new that I should know; so, I sent some money.  I believe the ARISS work is great and valuable, so I will donate again in a few months.”
    – Byron Hayes, Jr., WA6ATN

If you contribute $100 USD or more, you receive an ARISS Challenge Coin! Every donor receives a thank you letter that could be a benefit at tax time, as ARISS-USA is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.*

Recently, ARISS has found ways to offer more than a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for youth to engage in a personal conversation with an astronaut using amateur radio. ARISS is developing new programs for youth to delve into the excitement of electronics, robotics, mission control projects—all tied to amateur radio! With ARISS, the sky is not the limit.

We all work together – the ARISS team and our wonderful ARISS donors.  Please join up with us by clicking on the ARISS Donate button!  (above) 

Special thanks to each of you that not only believe in ARISS but also donate to our ARISS projects.  

Ad Astra!  (To the Stars!)

Frank H. Bauer, KA3HDO
ARISS-USA Executive Director
ARISS-International Chair

* ARISS-USA is recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, EIN 85-1185748.
Checks are made payable to ARISS-USA & mailed to:  ARISS-USA, 909 Metfield Road, Towson MD 21286.