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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

Message to US Educators: Amateur Radio on the International Space Station Contact Opportunity

Call for ProposalsNew Proposal Window is October 1st, 2021 to November 24th, 2021 Sept. 11, 2021 --- The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Program is seeking formal and informal education institutions and organizations, individually or working together, to host an Amateur Radio contact with a crew member on board the ISS.  ARISS … Continue reading Message to US Educators: Amateur Radio on the International Space Station Contact Opportunity

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 9/13/2021

August: ARISS educator Drew Deskur, head of the Kopernik Observatory and Science Center in Vestal, NY, planned several social-distanced summer STEM youth camps for various ages that had lessons tied to ARISS.  Youth aged 8 and 9 got to try coding, build and program robots, learn about ARISS, and engineer differing solutions to problems.  Youth … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 9/13/2021

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 9/6/2021

August 21-22: The ARRL Southeastern Division Convention, also called Huntsville (AL) Hamfest, garnered 4,000 attendees and 3 of the ARISS team were there.  Frank Bauer, Kathy Lamont and Dave Jordan, undertook the first ARISS travel since Covid issues began. They supported an ARISS exhibit and forum. They explained the ARISS program to 290 people stopping … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 9/6/2021

Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate at NASA Recognizes ARISS Organization

September 3, 2021— Kathryn Lueders, Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate at NASA has posted a statement recognizing Amateur Radio On The International Space Station (ARISS) for its accomplishments in promoting STEM initiatives through amateur radio. NASA’s Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) networks enable #NASA to inspire the next generation of scientists, … Continue reading Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate at NASA Recognizes ARISS Organization

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 8/16/2021

July 14: An ARISS radio contact was held at the Children's University camp near Southwest State University in Kursk, Russia. The event saw a good crowd attending: 100 students, 10 instructors, and 10 others helping with or watching the action. One of those assisting was ARISS-Russia leader Sergey Samburov. He wrote, “For the best questions composed … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 8/16/2021