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Fwd: ARISS News Release (ANR) No. 19-15


ARISS News Release                                                                                                  No. 19-15

Dave Jordan, AA4KN





9 US Schools Moved Forward in ARISS Selection Process


September 10, 2019Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is pleased to announce the schools/host organizations selected for the first half of 2020. A total of 9 of the submitted proposals during the recent proposal window have been accepted to move forward in the processes of planning to host a scheduled amateur radio contact with crew on the ISS. The primary goal of the ARISS program is to engage young people in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) activities and raise their awareness of space communications, radio communications, space exploration, and related areas of study and career possibilities.


The ARISS program anticipates that NASA will be able to provide scheduling opportunities for the 9 US host organizations during the January to June 2020 time period. They are now at work completing an acceptable equipment plan that demonstrates their ability to execute the ham radio contact. Once their equipment plan is approved by the ARISS Technical Mentors, the final selected schools/organizations will be scheduled as their availability and flexibility match up with the scheduling opportunities offered by NASA.


The schools and host organizations are:

Celia Hays Elementary School

Rockwall TX

Golden Gate Middle School

Naples FL

J.P. McConnell Middle School

Loganville GA

Kittredge Magnet School

Atlanta GA

Maple Dale Elementary School

Cincinnati OH

Monroe Carrell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

Nashville TN

Oakwood School

Morgan Hill CA

Ramona Lutheran School

Ramona CA

River Ridge High School

New Port Richey FL







About ARISS:


Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is a cooperative venture of international amateur radio societies and the space agencies that support the International Space Station (ISS).  In the United States, sponsors are the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT), the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the ISS National Lab and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The primary goal of ARISS is to promote exploration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEAM) topics by organizing scheduled contacts via amateur radio between crew members aboard the ISS and students in classrooms or public forms. Before and during these radio contacts, students, educators, parents, and communities learn about space, space technologies, and amateur radio. For more information, see www.ariss.org.


Media Contact:

Dave Jordan, AA4KN










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