ARISS Weekly Status Report – 4/18/2022

April 7: Members of the Space Hardware Club (SHC) of the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) sponsored an ARISS contact and related educational activities for 800 students in 4 of the region’s schools, Buckhorn Middle School, Mountain Gap Middle School, New Hope Elementary School, and Sparkman Middle School. Undergrads invited a few students from each … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 4/18/2022

ARISS Weekly Statue Report – 4/11/2022

April 6: For their ARISS radio contact, students from Leonardo Da Vinci-Nauen Campus in Nauen, Germany traveled to the German Aerospace Center (DLR). They talked via radio to Matthias Maurer who answered 20 questions and reminded them to study hard so they too can become astronauts. An audience following Covid guidelines consisted of 20 students, 3 … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Statue Report – 4/11/2022

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 4/4/2022

March 27: ARISS put on a strong presence at the 2022 ARRL Virginia State Convention in Annandale, setting up an exhibit table and providing guest speakers for an ARISS forum.   ARISS-USA Director of Education Kathy Lamont and ARISS-US Education Committee member Melissa Pore (the latter via Zoom) took turns giving a 50-minute presentation describing space … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 4/4/2022

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 3/28/2022

March 21: Toyonaka High School in Osaka, Japan hosted an ARISS contact for students to talk with Kayla Barron; she answered 20 student questions. People social-distanced on site totaled 75, including students, educators, parents, and a visiting professor. The school was named one of Japan’s Super Science High Schools and 30 students belong to the Toyonaka … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 3/28/2022

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 3/14/2022

March 1: University of Maryland’s Global Campus (UMGC) website featured a story posted on the Cybersecurity blog about Rachel Jones, an ARISS informal educator who led STEM lessons at an ARISS school. She always wanted a space career, had NASA internships, and earned a Master’s in Space Studies at International Space University in Strasbourg, France … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 3/14/2022

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 3/7/2022

February 28: Carter G. Woodson Middle School hosted an ARISS radio contact with Thomas Marshburn; he answered 20 student questions. An audience of 16 educators, 58 students, and 15 guests listened. The school is named for Carter Woodson, a son of former slaves; he became the second African-American to earn a doctorate from Harvard. Founder of … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 3/7/2022

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 2/21/2022

February 14: FH Aachen, University of Applied Sciences in Aachen (FHAUAS) Germany hosted an ARISS contact with Matthias Maurer (who earned his doctorate there); he answered 19 questions. The livestream of the contact garnered 512 views and the recording saw 2,008 views four days later. Many European hams listened to the contact using their own hand-held … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 2/21/2022

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 2/14/2022

February 4: Johannes Kepler Gymnasium (JKG) in Lebach, Germany hosted an ARISS radio contact with Matthias Maurer who answered 16 student questions. This K-12 school is one of only three in the Lebach area with a STEM department and partners with the global Bosch Homburg, Environmental Campus Birkenfeld, and Krämer-IT. JKG’s amateur radio station offers the … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 2/14/2022