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

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 11/15/2021

October 27: Students at Tarwater Elementary School in Chandler, AZ talked with Shane Kimbrough as the ISS passed overhead. In the school’s open-air stage venue, students asked 14 questions while 35 visitors watched. Forty-four educators and 755 other students engaged via the livestream seen in each classroom.  US Senator and Astronaut Mark Kelly and Chandler … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 11/15/2021

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 10/25/2021

August: Sussex County Charter School for Technology (Sparta, NJ) sponsored “Making Connections,” its first week-long amateur radio camp. This was a STEM education program as part of preparations for the school’s February 2022 ARISS contact. The STEM teacher, a Society of Women Engineers Advisor, said, “…best of all [at the camp], students did hands-on electronic … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 10/25/2021

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 10/11/2021

October 2: An ARISS radio contact took place between Thomas Pesquet and two French schools’ students—Lycée Pierre Paul Riquet in St Orens De Gameville and CSUT University Space Center of Toulouse. The schools’ students took turns and got 13 questions answered. They were masked when not speaking and staff limited crowd size on site to … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 10/11/2021

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 10/4/2021

September 24: Youth at a summer camp offered by the SPDW Voortrekker Movement in Oranjeville, South Africa participated in an ARISS contact with Akihiko Hoshide. He answered 10 of the campers’ questions. Following the contact, the ground station ham radio operator answered 9 more questions from the youth. The audience totaled 500. The livestream garnered … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 10/4/2021

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 9/27/2021

September 18: The Space Hardware Club at the University of Huntsville in Huntsville, AL is preparing for their ARISS contact next spring. The group’s plan was to carry out ARISS STEM activities in collaboration with nearby Buckhorn Middle School youth, with undergrads teaching middle schoolers. Recent events saw youngsters launch basic paper rockets using water … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 9/27/2021