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

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

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

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