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ARISS Weekly Status Report – 12/4/2023

November 17:  ARISS educator Cassie Zielenski and her fellow teachers began engaging Mountain View Elementary School’s 841 students in Marietta, GA, in STEM activities tied to ARISS once her school’s education proposal was accepted for an ARISS contact. K-5 students got an introduction to some lessons in the ARISS SPARKI Kit, enjoyed a scavenger hunt … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 12/4/2023

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 11/27/2023

October 26: ARISS educator Gina Kwid coaches the Galileo STEM Academy’s STEM Club—the school is in Eagle, ID.  She took club members, fourth and fifth graders, to the Eagle Island State Park, near the town, so students could enjoy getting outside for portable ham radio operations. They took part in a US-wide ham activity called … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 11/27/2023

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 11/06/2023

October 27: The ARISS-Russia team held a Slow Scan TV (SSTV--picture downlinks) test to verify the operation of SSTV hardware the cosmonauts had re-installed.  Worldwide, 1,124 ham operators and space enthusiasts downloaded images. 993 of these participants posted 3,856 images online to the ARISS SSTV Gallery at https://www.spaceflightsoftware.com/ARISS_SSTV/index.php. Many enthusiasts typed notes about their radios … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 11/06/2023

40th Anniversary Celebration of the Positive Impact of Amateur Radio on Human Spaceflight

October 24, 2023 — Astronaut Owen Garriott, amateur radio callsign W5LFL, pioneered amateur radio communication from space on his STS-9 Space Shuttle Columbia flight, conducted November 28 to December 8, 1983. In his free time, during the STS-9 mission, Garriott became the first ever person from space to communicate with amateur radio operators on the … Continue reading 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Positive Impact of Amateur Radio on Human Spaceflight

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 10/23/2023

October 13: In West Peabody, MA, the Covenant Christian Academy (CCA) faculty introduced their ARISS contact to the audience by saying the entire student body, PK through 12th grade, was welcoming (virtually) a very special guest—Loral O’Hara. It was her first ARISS contact and she answered 20 student questions.  500 people were on hand; others … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 10/23/2023

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 10/09/2023

September 30: ARISS educator Diane Warner and seven members of her radio club, the All Things Amateur Radio Association (ATARA) of Lancaster, OH, took their STEM trailer with its ARISS and ham radio exhibits to WestFest in Columbus, OH.  WestFest, short for West Campus Science & Sustainability Festival, is Ohio State University’s annual STEM festival that … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 10/09/2023

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 10/02/2023

September 25:  Colegio Educación del Talento in Yerba Buena, Tucumán, Argentina supported an ARISS contact. A crowd of 115 students, volunteers and faculty watched youth as Andreas Mogensen answered 13 of their questions. 55 viewers tuned in to a livestream, which later garnered 100 other viewers. Prior to the contact, the online news sources La Gaceta … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 10/02/2023