May 19: Webb Bridge Middle School in Alpharetta, GA hosted an ARISS contact for the students with Warren Hoburg answering 18 student questions. A crowd of 250 made up of students, faculty, Fulton County School District officials, and reporters attended the event. They appreciated seeing taped greetings to the students from Frank Culbertson. A livestream offered to the public garnered 455 viewers within a week’s time. All students had been learning things about space, and 6th graders were targeted to focus on geology and space sciences throughout the year. The school partnered with North Fulton Amateur Radio League and helped youth experiment with Morse code, get on the air to make amateur radio contacts, and learn about satellites, orbital mechanics, and the Earth’s atmosphere.
May 19: During their ARISS radio contact with Warren Hoburg, students at Fairview Elementary School in Olathe, Kansas asked him 25 questions about what it is like to live and work on the ISS. 815 students and faculty watched the action. Four Kansas City TV reporters came to the event; three stories have been spotted—one on Fox news (https://bit.ly/3ICrQys) claiming market viewership of 23,557, and ABC-TV stories on their early evening and late night news (https://bit.ly/3WG3Nog) claiming market viewership average of 51,316. Viewer count of the livestream after 6 days totaled 436. Students had studied astronomy and STEM careers, and in the science club, they discovered radio satellites and radio communications. School counselor Mitchell Cloud said, “Thank you for this incredible opportunity to talk with Astro Woody.”
May 22: ARISS thanks NASA’s Spanish engagement team at HQ for preparing NASA web and social media stories in Spanish about the 63 schools in 12 Caribbean and Central America nations who loved their ARISS contact of late 2022. A teacher was quoted on how ARISS inspired her students to become interested in science and technology, and curious about space. Story URLs are—
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May 20: Students of the State Budgetary Educational Institution of Secondary School No. 285 in the Krasnoselsky District of St. Petersburg, Russia held a successful ARISS contact with Dmitri Petelin. Those involved in the event numbered 120. As with other ARISS-Russian sponsored ARISS contacts, this one was scheduled by Russia’s Mission Control Center-Moscow.
ARISS Upcoming Events
May 31: Youth at Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, Dubai UAE – ARISS contact, ARISS-Europe Team