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ARISS Weekly Status Report – 7/26/2021

July 21: The SpaceKids Global (SKG) organization based in Winter Park, FL, in collaboration with the Girl Scouts of Citrus, in Orlando held an ARISS contact with Mark Vande Hei. SKG’s mission is to inspire girls and boys in STEAM+ (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, Math plus Environment) with a focus on empowering young girls. The two groups … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 7/26/2021

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 7/12/2021

June 24: ARISS educator Gina Kwid and a co-teacher gave a presentation on ARISS and space transportation at i-STEM, an annual four-day professional development conference. PK-12 teachers apply to the Idaho STEM Action Center to be selected to attend i-STEM. Gina spoke about ARISS and her co-teacher spoke about Maker transportation activity. Viewers included 12 educators … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 7/12/2021

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 Offers More Fun to ARRL Field Day Operators

June 7, 2021—Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has decided to keep its ARISS InterOperable Radio System (IORS) in crossband repeater mode until after ARRL Field Day ends. The IORS ham station is located in the Columbus Module of the International Space Station.  ARRL Hq Contest Program Manager Paul Bourque, N1SFE, has confirmed that … Continue reading ARISS Offers More Fun to ARRL Field Day Operators

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