ARISS Status June 18, 2012

ARISS

Topics in this report:
1. Upcoming School Contact
2. Successful ARISS Contacts Held
3. Amateur Radio Newsline Covers ARISS
4. Astronaut Training Status

1. Upcoming School Contact
An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact has been scheduled for Scouts Canada, Nova Scotia Council in Dartmouth, Canada on Saturday, June 23 at 17:10 UTC via station VK5ZAI in Australia. A “Space Program Event” will be held with Scouts of various ages in conjunction with groups earning their Science Badge Awards. The youth will learn about space, the ISS and amateur radio.

2. Successful ARISS Contacts Held
ESA-ESTEC arranged for an ARISS contact that was held on Tuesday, June 12 at the Ruimtevaart Museum in Lelystad, the Netherlands with students that had taken part in André Kuipers’ Mission: Spaceship Earth competition. Through this program, Kuipers gave assignments to Dutch school children and the winners of the competition were invited to