ARISS Weekly Status Report – 7/5/2021

June 26: Students from French schools in three isolated villages engaged together in an ARISS radio contact with Thomas Pesquet, who answered 18 student questions. Schools were: Ecole de Bellême in Bellême, Pôle scolaire Igé/Le Gué de la Chaine in Belforêt en Perche and Ecole de Nocé in Perche en Nocé.  Students were social-distanced at … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 7/5/2021

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 6/21/2021

June 10: St Joseph’s Primary School in Bombala, NSW, Australia, hosted an ARISS contact with Shane Kimbrough. A group of 124 parents, friends, students, and teachers watched the event, which was livestreamed, although the count of viewers is not yet available. The Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC Radio National) and an area newspaper interviewed St Joseph’s Primary … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 6/21/2021

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 5/31/2021

May 24: Youth at France’s Reunion Island school, Ecole Elémentaire de Saint Leu Centre had an ARISS radio contact with Thomas Pesquet who answered 17 questions.  200 people witnessed the event, which was also livestreamed for 189 viewers. While the audience waited for AOS, the school presented an excellent video. It featured interviews of students describing … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 5/31/2021

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 5/24/2021

May 19: Faculty and students at Monaro High School in Cooma, NSW, Australia hosted an ARISS contact with Mark Vande Hei. He answered 20 questions with a listening audience in the very-low-Covid locale comprised of 130 parents, the mayor, an Eden-Monaro federal member, and supporting radio club members. Many commented that Vande Hei very thoughtfully … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 5/24/2021

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 5/17/2021

May 7: Partnering with Green Bank (WV) Observatory (GBO—an NSF facility), the Green Bank Elementary and Middle School (GBEMS), hosted an ARISS contact for students with Mark Vande Hei. An audience of 40 listened as he answered 15 student questions. Prior to the radio contact, programming featured greetings taped by National Science Foundation Director Sethuraman … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 5/17/2021

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 5/3/2021

April 24: ARISS-US Education Committee member Melissa Pore and committee lead Kathy Lamont, along with Ria Jairam, an ARRL Director, presented at a panel session for the ARRL Virginia Convention.  The session title was, "Get Inclusive with Non-traditional Operators.  But How?".  During the webinar, Lamont and Pore discussed their efforts to inspire youth and educators in … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 5/3/2021

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 4/26/2021

April 20: Winmalee Public School in Blue Mountains, New South Wales (NSW), Australia hosted an ARISS radio contact with Victor Glover who answered 18 questions. Students ended the session with a big thank you. The school STEM curriculum includes a weekly STEM Lab for K-6. Space studies covered the solar system, space travel and missions, … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 4/26/2021