ARISS News Release No.22-29
Dave Jordan, AA4KN
9 US Schools Moved Forward in ARISSSelection Process
May13, 2022: Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is pleasedto announce the schools/host organizations selected for the January-June 2023 window.A total of 9 of the submitted proposals during the recent proposal window havebeen accepted to move forward in the processes of planning to host a scheduledamateur radio contact with crew on the ISS. The primary goal of the ARISSprogram is to engage young people in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts andMath (STEAM) activities and raise their awareness of space communications,radio communications, space exploration, and related areas of study and careerpossibilities.
TheARISS program anticipates that NASA will be able to provide schedulingopportunities for the 9 US host organizations during the January-June 2023 timeperiod. They are now at work completing an acceptable equipment plan thatdemonstrates their ability to execute the ham radio contact. Once theirequipment plan is approved by the ARISS Technical Mentors, the final selectedschools/organizations will be scheduled as their availability and flexibilitymatch up with the scheduling opportunities offered by NASA.
Theschools and host organizations are:
| Brentwood Elementary School of Engineering
| Raleigh, NC
| | Cache County School District
| Millville, UT
| | Council Rock High School South
| Holland, PA
| | Fairview Elementary
| Olathe, KS
| | Lana’i High and Elementary School
| Lana’i City, HI
| | Montross Middle School
| Montross, VA
| | Norwich Free Academy
| Norwich, CT
| | Stone Magnet Middle School
| Melbourne, Fl
| | West Michigan Aviation Academy, High School | Grand Rapids, MI |
Amateur Radio on the InternationalSpace Station (ARISS) is a cooperative venture of international amateur radiosocieties and the space agencies that support the International Space Station(ISS). In the United States, sponsors are the Radio Amateur SatelliteCorporation (AMSAT), the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the ISS NationalLab-Space Station Explorers, Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) andNASA’s Space communications and Navigation program. The primary goal of ARISSis to promote exploration of science, technology, engineering, the arts, andmathematics topics. ARISS does this by organizing scheduled contacts viaamateur radio between crew members aboard the ISS and students. Before andduring these radio contacts, students, educators, parents, and communities takepart in hands-on learning activities tied to space, space technologies, andamateur radio. For more information, see www.ariss.org
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