ARISS News Release No. 20-02
Dave Jordan, AA4KN
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
10 US Schools Moved Forward in ARISS Selection Process
Feb 3, 2020 -Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is pleased to announce the schools and host organizations selected for the second half of 2020. Of the proposals submitted during the recent proposal window, 10 were accepted to move forward in the selection process for a scheduled amateur radio contact with a crew member on the ISS. The primary goal of the ARISS program is to engage young people in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) activities and raise their awareness of space communications, radio communications, space exploration, and related areas of study and career possibilities.
The schools and host organizations are now engaged in the next step of the acceptance process. When ready, they will be put in the scheduling queue for a contact during the July to December 2020 time period. Although ARISS expects to schedule all 10 during this period, changes to NASA crew availability might force some delays to the next time period.
The schools and host organizations are:
Estes Park Elementary School Estes Park, CO
Green Bank Elementary School Green Bank, WV
Tecumseh Public School Tecumseh, OK
RSU #21 Kennebunk, ME
JFK High School Denver, CO
Oregon Charter School Mill City, OR
Newcastle High School Newcastle, WY
Tarwater Elementary School Chandler, AZ
Kopernik Observatory Vestel, NY
Salem-South Lyon District Library South Lyon, MI
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is a cooperative venture of international amateur radio societies and the space agencies that support the International Space Station (ISS). In the United States, sponsors are the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT), the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the ISS National Lab and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The primary goal of ARISS is to promote exploration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEAM) topics by organizing scheduled contacts via amateur radio between crew members aboard the ISS and students in classrooms or public forms. Before and during these radio contacts, students, educators, parents, and communities learn about space, space technologies, and amateur radio. For more information, see www.ariss.org.
Dave Jordan, AA4KN