ARISS Weekly Status Report – 4/5/2021

March 28-31: In four days’ time, the ARISS-Russia team sponsored ARISS radio contacts at: Aznakaevo School, Republic of TatarstanInternational Aerospace School, UfaLipetsk Regional Public Organization, LipetskAmur State University, Blagoveshchensk   Two of the contacts were tied to the ARISS-Russia educational program called “About Gagarin from Space.” Sergey Kud-Sverchkov supported the first of the four radio … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 4/5/2021

ARISS Weekly Status Report 3/8/2021

February 24: Frank Bauer and Kathy Lamont presented to the education committee members from the User Advisory Group of the National Space Council sanctioned by the White House to coordinate space.  The presentation included the following: in-depth review of ARISS including many of ARISS’s metrics the months-long STEM activities building up to each school’s radio … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report 3/8/2021

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 2/22/2021

Feb 13-14: Three ARISS-US Education Committee members gave presentations at the online 2021 Orlando HamCation.  Melissa Pore and two of her high school students presented to 110 Zoom viewers on using ARISS and amateur radio in space to enhance school science and engineering classes. Another 103 people viewed the recording. Alan Johnston’s presentation included two … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 2/22/2021

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 2/15/2021

February 9: Students at Sterling Middle School in Ashburn, VA had a successful ARISS radio contact with Shannon Walker; students were tied in from home through the ARISS ground station in Belgium. Walker answered 20 student questions as 350 viewers watched a YouTube livestream connection; it is at: https://youtu.be/qVhBweqjCo4.  Within two days, another 1,723 people had viewed … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 2/15/2021

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 2/8/2021

January 28: An ARISS radio contact for students at Amur State University in Blagoveshchensk, Russia was successful. Cosmonaut Sergey Kud-Sverchkov supported the contact and first year students of the university’s space training classes asked him questions. Students’ recent activities had included downloading SSTV images downlinked by cosmonauts on the ISS in December. The ARISS contact … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 2/8/2021

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 2/1/2021

January 21: The Sea Road School in Kennebunk, part of Maine Regional School Unit 21, hosted a successful ARISS contact. Students from six Kennebunk area schools were at home connected online through an ARISS ham relay ground station in Italy. They enjoyed a conversation with Mike Hopkins who answered 20 questions. The schools besides Sea … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 2/1/2021