[amsat-bb] ARISS News Release - No. 18-01

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ARISS News Release - No. 18-01


Two More US Schools/Groups Move Into Phase 2 of ARISS Selections


January 13, 2018 - The ARISS-US team (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) is pleased to announce that two more US schools or organizations have had their ARISS proposals selected for advancement to the next stage of planning for amateur radio contacts in 2018.  These schools will take advantage of new scheduling opportunities to speak with International Space Station (ISS) crew members using the ARISS equipment.  


The selected schools submitted proposals before the proposal window closed last November and join the 13 schools and groups chosen a few weeks ago.  The two extra scheduling opportunities are special events thanks to ARISS's two major sponsors, the NASA Space Communications and Navigation group and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space.  The events that the schools' students will travel to are aerospace conferences where their ARISS radio contacts will be a highlight open to conference attendees. 


The schools and venues are:

·        Quest for Space/Quest Institute for Quality Education in San Jose, California, whose ARISS contact will be featured at the ISS R&D Conference, July 23-26 in San Francisco, California


·         Burns Science & Technical Charter School in Oak Hill, Florida, whose ARISS contact will be featured at the S.P.A.C.E. Conference, July 11-13 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.


ARISS's primary goal is to engage young people in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities, and to involve them in activities related to space exploration, amateur radio, communications, and areas of associated study and career possibilities. 




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), Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), 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 amateur 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, space technologies and Amateur Radio.


Find more information at www.ariss.org, www.amsat.organd www.arrl.org.





David Jordan, AA4KN


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