ARISS Status October 15, 2012

ARISS

Topics in this report:
1. Upcoming School Contacts
2. ARISS Contacts Held
3. AMSAT News Service on ARISS
4. U.S. Schools Announce Upcoming Contacts

1. Upcoming School Contacts
CRA Pozohondo, Nava De Abajo (Pozohondo), Spain is preparing for an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact to be held on Tuesday, October 16 at 09:26 UTC via telebridge station LU8YY in Argentina. Students are learning about astronomy, photography and radio communications among other topics. The ARISS contact will be one of the hands-on activities highlighting these subjects. See the school Web site: http://edu.jccm.es/cra/cra_pozohondo

Wattsburg Area School District in Erie, Pennsylvania has been slated for an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact on Friday, October 19 at 16:11 UTC via telebridge station VK4KHZ in Australia. NASA astronaut Michael Fincke has been invited to attend the event. The contact will stimulate interest and participation