ARISS Weekly Status Report – 1/17/2022

January 8: ARISS-USA Director of Public Engagement Rita Dehart and a second member of the Tampa Amateur Radio Club staffed an ARISS exhibit table at the club’s hamfest, called TARCFest, in Tampa, Florida. The two described ARISS operations and activities with people stopping by the table. They distributed ARISS brochures to 32 particularly interested people. January 11: … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 1/17/2022

Eight US Schools Moved Forward in ARISS Selection Process

January 11, 2022: Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is pleased to announce the schools/host organizations selected for the July 1 through December 31, 2022, time period. A total of eight of the submitted proposals during the recent proposal window have been accepted to move forward in the processes of planning to host … Continue reading Eight US Schools Moved Forward in ARISS Selection Process

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 1/10/2022

January 4: Scouts Victoria in Mt Waverley, Victoria, Australia hosted an ARISS contact with Mark Vande Hei during the week-long Victorian Scout Jamboree.  17 of the young people’s questions were answered with 100 people reported in attendance. The contact was livestreamed. The Jamboree enabled over 4,000 scouts, venturers, rovers and leaders to enjoy outdoor excitement … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 1/10/2022

The ARRL Foundation Grants an Award for the ARISS *STAR* Keith Pugh Memoriam Project

January 5, 2022 ARISS‐USA is known for engaging students in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) subjects by arranging live question-and-answer sessions via amateur radio (ham radio) between K‐12 students and astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS). In the last two decades, over 1,400 contacts have connected more than one million youth using … Continue reading The ARRL Foundation Grants an Award for the ARISS *STAR* Keith Pugh Memoriam Project

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 1/3/2022

December 16: Two German schools, Technisches Bildungszentrum Mitte (TBZ Mitte) in Bremen and Carl Prueter Oberschule in Sulingen hosted an ARISS radio contact with Matthias Maurer. Each school set up a ham radio station and each school’s students asked 5 questions. 23 students and teachers gathered to view the action and 10 classrooms holding 214 … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 1/3/2022

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 12/13/2021

December 3: Hino Elementary School in Suzaka, Japan hosted an ARISS radio contact with Raja Chari. He answered all 15 of the students’ questions. The school, along with 20 other Japanese schools (ranging from elementary through senior high), participated in the Canna Project Peace Space Mission; some of those schools’ students were involved also in ARISS … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 12/13/2021

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 12/6/2021

November 29: Students, ages 6 to 17, at Colegio Pumahue Temuco in Temuco, Chile held an ARISS radio contact with Raja Chari who answered their questions. This contact played to a social-distanced live audience of 495 people and livestream viewers numbered 401. Within 2 days 2,400 people had watched the recording. Media on hand for the … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 12/6/2021

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 11/29/2021

November  9: South Yarra Primary School students in South Yarra, Victoria, Australia spoke with Mark Vande Hei who answered 20 questions during their ARISS radio contact. A young boy ended his question with: “Happy Birthday!”  Mark needed a couple of seconds to compose himself before replying, “Thank you. You have choked me up.”  The on-site … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 11/29/2021

Announcement of New Senior Leadership Team

November 28, 2021 In May 2020, Amateur Radio on the International Space Station, Inc. (ARISS-USA) created a new 501 (c) (3) non-profit charitable organization to enhance and expand ARISS initiatives in the USA.  To support the variety of new functions and roles of this organization, ARISS-USA has augmented its Senior Leadership team by selecting five … Continue reading Announcement of New Senior Leadership Team