ARISS Status October 9, 2012

ARISS

Topics in this report:
1. Upcoming School Contact
2. Izmir, Turkey School Hosts ARISS Contact
3. Sunita Williams Chats with Malaysian Students
4. ARISS Educator Interviewed
5. ARISS and JOTA at National Scouting Museum
6. Astronaut Training Status
7. AMSAT News Service on ARISS
8. Amateur Radio Newsline Covers ARISS

1. Upcoming School Contact
An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact is planned for PACIFICON, Santa Clara, California on Saturday, October 13 at 18:57 UTC. Station IK1SLD in Italy will handle the radio hook-up. PACIFICON is the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Pacific Division annual convention which is hosted and organized by the Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club (MDARC). PACIFICON 2012 will be held October 12-14 and will host the 2012 ARRL National Convention and Exposition. Over 2,500 amateur radio enthusiasts are expected to attend. The PACIFICON Youth Program provides STEM educational goals which will include hands on radio operation, electronics kit building and soldering c