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9 US Schools Moved Forward in ARISS Selection Process

May 13, 2022: Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is pleased to announce the schools/host organizations selected for the January-June 2023 window. A total of 9 of the submitted proposals during the recent proposal window have been accepted to move forward in the processes of planning to host a scheduled amateur radio contact … Continue reading 9 US Schools Moved Forward in ARISS Selection Process

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 5/9/2022

April 29: Students at Istituto Comprensivo 1 Chieti in Abruzzo, Italy conducted an ARISS contact with Samantha Cristoforetti, who answered 15 of their questions. As the ISS pass ended, the principal and the school gave Cristoforetti greetings and best wishes.  300 students in their classrooms watched the action via livestream (within a week, viewers of the recording … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 5/9/2022

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 5/2/2022

April 21:  Bellefontaine (OH) High School hosted an ARISS contact with Kayla Barron for all students enrolled in the city’s elementary, intermediate, middle, and high schools. A 9th grader who had earned his amateur radio license, sounded like an adult handling the introduction and managing the mic for students from all 4 schools asking the questions. Two … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 5/2/2022

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 4/25/2022

April 13:  Students at École Secondaire Sainte Marguerite d’Youville in St. Albert, AB, Canada held an ARISS radio contact Q&A session with Axiom crew member Mary Pathy on the ISS. He answered 12 questions and then thanked the students.  The YouTube livestream had 240 students viewing the action along with a team of 17 others.  Canadian … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 4/25/2022

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

Kerry Banke to be honored with the 2022 Hamvention Special Achievement Award

The Hamvention awards committee recently announced that Kerry Banke, N6IZW, has won the 2022 Hamvention Special Achievement Award for his efforts in the design, development, manufacturing, and human spaceflight certification of the ARISS Multi-Voltage Power Supply (MVPS). The MVPS is a foundational element of the ARISS next generation radio system, which is now on-orbit. The … Continue reading Kerry Banke to be honored with the 2022 Hamvention Special Achievement Award