ARISS Status September 24, 2012

ARISS

Topics in this report:
1. Upcoming School Contacts
2. Successful Contacts Held
3. ARISS International Team Meeting Held
4. ARISS Status on Social Media
5. ARRL Articles on ARISS
6. Amateur Radio Newsline Covers ARISS
7. Stonepark Intermediate Announces Upcoming Contact
8. South Florida Science Museum Holds Essay Contest for ARISS Contact

1. Upcoming School Contacts
An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact has been scheduled for Waxter Young Women’s Academy in Laurel, Maryland on Monday, September 24 at 17:44 UTC via telebridge station LU8YY in Argentina. The ARISS contact is part of a comprehensive education plan which will pique students’ interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact is planned for Sacred Heart School of Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada on Wednesday, September 26 at 16:07 UTC via telebridge station LU8YY in Argentina. The contact will be incorporated into science lessons through which students will learn about the ISS, its mission, its background and the significance of its contributions to science as well as our daily lives on Earth.

2. Successful Contacts Held
Students from Zespól Szkól Technicznych w Kole in Kolo, Poland participated in an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact with Akihiko Hoshide, KE5DNI, aboard the ISS on Wednesday, September 19. Hoshide answered all 18 questions posed by the students during the overhead pass, which included topics on astronaut training, education, and skills and abilities needed on the ISS. Video of the event may be viewed here:
http://www.livestream.com/arisspolska/video?clipId=pla_4a1f475f-d1a4-4e4...

An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact was held between Sunset Hills Elementary School in San Diego, California and Akihiko Hoshide, KE5DNI on the ISS on Thursday, September 20. Students were able to have 13 questions answered about living on the ISS. Three television stations and other media covered the event. Video may be viewed at: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/25558153

CBS has an article on its website:
http://www.cbs8.com/story/19605202/local-students-aim-high-and-connect-w...

and the North County Times ran a story:
http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/poway/rancho-penasquitos-international...

On Friday, September 21, Lafayette Middle School, La Fayette, Georgia took part in an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact with Sunita Williams, KD5PLB. The gymnasium was filled with students, guests and VIPs who listened as the school’s Rambler Radio Club members spoke with the astronaut. The school hopes the ARISS contact will help get the students interested in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. WRCB TV covered the event. See: