ARISS Status April 30, 2012

ARISS

Topics in this report:
1. Upcoming School Contact
2. Calolziocorte, Italy Contact Successful
3. New Proposal Cycle for ARISS-US Contacts
4. ARRL QST on ARISS

1. Upcoming School Contact
The Mariners’ Museum, Newport News, Virginia has been scheduled for an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact on Wednesday, May 2 at 16:14 UTC via telebridge station IK1SLD in Italy. The ARISS contact is part of a comprehensive education plan which will pique students’ interest in STEM.

2. Calolziocorte, Italy Contact Successful
On Tuesday, April 24, students from Istituto Comprensivo di Calolziocorte – Scuola Media in Calolziocorte, Italy spoke with Don Pettit, KD5MDT via an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact. Telebridge station LU8YY in Argentina provided the radio connection. An audience of 200 students, visitors and media were present for the event and listened as Pettit answe