ARISS Weekly Status Report – 2/19/2024

February 8-10: ARISS-US Education Committee members Gina Kwid and Clint Thomsen set up and staffed a booth at the Space Exploration Educators Conference held at Space Center Houston in Houston, TX.  They spoke with 180 attendees who teach in grade levels spanning K-16 and leaders from science museums, libraries, and STEM camps. These included the … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 2/19/2024

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 2/12/2024

February 1: The Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering (ASCTE) in Huntsville, AL hosted an ARISS contact with Jasmin Moghbeli. 20 students asked questions while a crowd of 435 people, mostly students, watched. Before the connection was made, Nicole Pelfrey, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Payload & Mission Operations Department Manager spoke to the … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 2/12/2024

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 2/5/2024

January 29: Thrive Home School Academy and District 2 Schools in the Colorado Springs, CO area welcomed two NASA astronauts—Kevin Chilton and Susan Helms—to Harrison High School auditorium, for a presentation and a Q&A session for students and their families.  Thrive School Academy had named January as Space Month and offered this astronaut visit, and … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 2/5/2024

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 1/29/2024

January 24: Students at Istituto Comprensivo Anna Rita Sidoti in Gioiosa Marea, Italy shared an exciting day as their peers talked with Axiom crew 3’s Walter Villadei during an ARISS contact; he answered 14 student questions. The event began with a pre-contact show including students’ talks, videos of Villadei and astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, and an … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 1/29/2024

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 1/22/2024

January 15: HamCation in Orlando, FL, the second largest annual ham radio convention in the US, gives awards that honor outstanding ham radio operators. The 2024 Gordon West Ambassador of the Year winners are ARISS volunteers Fred and Anita Kemmerer of Hollis, NH. The two, recognized nationally for promoting technology learning and amateur radio, developed … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 1/22/2024

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 01/15/2024

January 11: ARISS-USA leaders Executive Director Frank Bauer and Director of Education Tanya Anderson gave a talk in an education workshop at the 2024 AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) Science and Technology Forum and Exposition in Orlando, FL. The professional development presentation to K-12 STEM educators and AIAA members featured ARISS 2.0—New Vision … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 01/15/2024

Message to US Educators – Amateur Radio on the International Space Station Contact Opportunity

Call for Proposals - New Proposal Window is January 8, 2024 – February 29, 2024 January 8, 2024 --- The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Program is seeking formal and informal education institutions and organizations, individually or working together, to host an Amateur Radio contact with a crew member on board the … Continue reading Message to US Educators – Amateur Radio on the International Space Station Contact Opportunity

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 01/08/2024

January 3: ARISS-International Chair Frank Bauer gave a presentation during the bi-weekly Ham Radio Crash Course - HamNation online ham radio podcast. He explained many exciting aspects of the upcoming 40th Anniversary Conference: Celebrating the Positive Impact of Amateur Radio on Human Spaceflight to be held at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex from February 22 – 24. He expounded on … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 01/08/2024

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 12/29/2023

December 14:  The Primary School of Zipari in the coastal town of Kos, Greece hosted an ARISS contact with Andreas Mogensen, who answered 15 students’ questions. The event, attended by 300 students and community members, had reps on hand from a national TV station and an area newspaper to cover the event.  Four students starred … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 12/29/2023

Six US Schools Moved Forward in ARISS Selection Process

December 27, 2023: Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is pleased to announce the schools/host organizations selected for the July-December 2024 window. A total of 6 of the submitted proposals during the recent proposal window have been accepted to move forward in the processes of planning to host a scheduled amateur radio contact … Continue reading Six US Schools Moved Forward in ARISS Selection Process