segunda-feira, 11 de junho de 2018

ARISS News Release no. 18-08


no. 18-08                                                                                                                                                       
June 08, 2018                                                                                                               
David Jordan, AA4KN

US Schools/Groups Move Into Phase 2 of ARISS Selections

June 08, 2018 - The ARISS-US Team (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station)  is pleased to announce schools or organizations submitting proposals have been selected to advance to the next stage of planning to host amateur radio contacts from January to June 2019.  The contacts will be with International Space Station (ISS) crew members using the ARISS equipment on the ISS.  A review team of teachers from the ARISS-US Education Committee selected proposals after the recent proposal window closed. The groups will go forward to Phase 2, developing an amateur radio equipment plan to host a scheduled ARISS contact. 

ARISS's primary goal is to engage people in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities, and involve them in pursuits related to space exploration, amateur radio, communications, and associated areas of study and career options.  Cord Davidson, KD5J, at Central Magnet Middle School in Batesville, AR, exclaimed after a recent ARISS contact, "ARISS shows how amateur radio is the most unique hobby there is, and from the educator's perspective, what a great way to encourage STEM topics!"   

ARISS anticipates that NASA will be able to provide scheduling opportunities for these US host organizations.  The candidates must now complete an equipment plan that demonstrates their ability to execute the ham radio contact. Once their equipment plan is approved by the ARISS technical team, the final selected schools / organizations will be scheduled as their availability and flexibility match up with the scheduling opportunities.

The schools and organizations are:

        Faith Christian Academy
     Orlando FL

        Hidden Oaks Middle School
     Prior Lake MN

        Huntington High School
     Huntington TX

        Moriah Central School
     Port Henry NY

        NIH-National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences Children's Inn
     Bethesda MD

       Park Co. Public Library with Boys & Girls Club of the High Rockies
     Fairplay CO

        Pembroke Junior Senior High School
      Corfu NY


Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is a cooperative venture of the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT), the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the United States, and other international space agencies and international amateur radio organizations around the world. The primary goal of ARISS is to promote exploration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics by organizing scheduled contacts via amateur radio between crew members aboard the ISS and students in classrooms or informal education venues. With the help of experienced amateur radio volunteers from radio clubs and coordination from the ARISS team, the ISS crew members speak directly with large group audiences in a variety of public forums such as school assemblies, science centers and museums, scout camporees, jamborees and space camps, where students, teachers, parents, and communities learn about space, spac
 e technologies and amateur radio.

Find more information at, and also www.amsat.organd

David Jordan, AA4KN
(321) 662-9486

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