ARISS Status June 11, 2012

ARISS

Topics in this report:
1. Upcoming School Contacts
2. Japanese Contact Successful
3. AMSAT News Service on ARISS
4. Astronaut Training Status

1. Upcoming School Contacts
An ARISS contact with ESA-ESTEC in the Netherlands has been scheduled for an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact on Tuesday, June 12 at 09:25 UTC via telebridge station W6SRJ in California. This activity is part of an educational program around André Kuipers’ Mission: Spaceship Earth. Part of this program consists of mission assignments Kuipers gives to Dutch school children. The winners of each challenge are then invited to the radio contact. Other program activities include lessons and experiments.

St. Anne’s Primary School, Strathfield South, NSW, Australia has been scheduled for an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact on Wednesday, June 13 at 10:31 UTC via telebridge station LU8YY in Argentina. The contact will be incorporated into the curriculum across all grades and a contest held to choose the questions