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ARISS-USA Now a Non-profit Organization

ARISS-USA, the US-based organization connecting students with astronauts in space Towson, Maryland April 7, 2021 ARISS-USA, a Maryland not-for-profit corporation, is now recognized by the United States Internal Revenue Service as a Section 501(c)(3) charitable, scientific, and educational organization. ARISS-USA is the US segment of the ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) international … Continue reading ARISS-USA Now a Non-profit Organization

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 4/5/2021

March 28-31: In four days’ time, the ARISS-Russia team sponsored ARISS radio contacts at: Aznakaevo School, Republic of TatarstanInternational Aerospace School, UfaLipetsk Regional Public Organization, LipetskAmur State University, Blagoveshchensk   Two of the contacts were tied to the ARISS-Russia educational program called “About Gagarin from Space.” Sergey Kud-Sverchkov supported the first of the four radio … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 4/5/2021

ARISS Columbus Radio System Once Again Operational!

March 14, 2021—The ARISS Columbus Radio is back on-the-air!  This, after it was rendered non-operational following a January 27 EVA (spacewalk) which was conducted to install a cable for the Bartolomeo commercial platform.  During the January 27 spacewalk, the Bartolomeo HMU-601 cable, described in the March 10 ARISS Press conference (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hm4h4rBE9k&t=2214s), was installed in series … Continue reading ARISS Columbus Radio System Once Again Operational!

ARISS Press Conference on Columbus Radio System, March 10, 2021 at 1900 UTC (1400 EST)

March 9, 2021—The ARISS team will conduct a 45-minute press conference for media this Wednesday March 10 at 1900 UTC (1400 Eastern Standard Time). This press conference will focus on the ARISS Radio system mounted in the Columbus module. As a reminder, the ARISS team has been working very closely with NASA and ESA to … Continue reading ARISS Press Conference on Columbus Radio System, March 10, 2021 at 1900 UTC (1400 EST)

ARISS Weekly Status Report 3/8/2021

February 24: Frank Bauer and Kathy Lamont presented to the education committee members from the User Advisory Group of the National Space Council sanctioned by the White House to coordinate space.  The presentation included the following: in-depth review of ARISS including many of ARISS’s metrics the months-long STEM activities building up to each school’s radio … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report 3/8/2021

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 2/22/2021

Feb 13-14: Three ARISS-US Education Committee members gave presentations at the online 2021 Orlando HamCation.  Melissa Pore and two of her high school students presented to 110 Zoom viewers on using ARISS and amateur radio in space to enhance school science and engineering classes. Another 103 people viewed the recording. Alan Johnston’s presentation included two … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 2/22/2021

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 2/15/2021

February 9: Students at Sterling Middle School in Ashburn, VA had a successful ARISS radio contact with Shannon Walker; students were tied in from home through the ARISS ground station in Belgium. Walker answered 20 student questions as 350 viewers watched a YouTube livestream connection; it is at: https://youtu.be/qVhBweqjCo4.  Within two days, another 1,723 people had viewed … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 2/15/2021