[amsat-bb] ARISS News Release No. 17-11
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Mon Dec 18 22:46:47 UTC 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ARISS NEWS RELEASE
13 US Schools/Groups Move Into Phase 2 of ARISS Selections
December 18, 2017 - The ARISS-US Team (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) is pleased to announce that 13 of the 25 schools or organizations submitting proposals have been selected to advance to the next stage of planning to host amateur radio contacts in July to December 2018. The contacts will be with International Space Station (ISS) crew members using the ARISS equipment on the ISS. A review team of educators from the new ARISS-US Education Committee selected proposals after the recent proposal window closed. The groups will go forward into Phase 2, the submitting of an amateur radio equipment plan to host a scheduled ARISS contact.
ARISS's primary goal is to engage young people in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities, and involve them in activities related to space exploration, amateur radio, communications, and areas of associated study and career possibilities.
ARISS anticipates that NASA will be able to provide scheduling opportunities for these US host organizations during the second half of 2018. These 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:
Allen Park Elementary School, Lee County School District
Ft. Myers FL
Bishop O'Connell High School
Delcastle Technical High School
Hudson Memorial School
Kopernik Observatory & Science Center
Mendez Fundamental Intermediate School
Santa Ana CA
Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School
Pearl Technology STEM Academy
Peoria Heights IL
Pell Elementary School
St. Catherine of Bologna School
Tallmadge Community Learning Center
Valley High School
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 Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). 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, ISS crews speak directly with large audiences in a variety of public forums. Before and during these radio contacts, students, teachers, parents, and communities learn about space, space technologies, and amateur radio. For more information, see www.ariss.org, www.amsat.org, and www.arrl.org.
Find more information at www.ariss.org, and also www.amsat.organd www.arrl.org.
David Jordan, AA4KN
aa4kn at amsat.org
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