ARISS NEWS RELEASE
Friday, July 29, 2016
David Jordan, AA4KN
ARISS International Face-to-face Meeting Announced for 2016
Featuring a Special Tour of the NASA Johnson Space Center
The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) International Face-to-face Meeting for 2016 will take place in the Houston, Texas area, hosted by ARISS-US team members who will welcome the worldwide ARISS team. The dates are November 15 - 18, 2016. Meeting attendees can go on a special tour Monday afternoon, November 14 at the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC).
ARISS-International Face-to-face Meetings are always open to the public from around the world as observers, and there is no registration fee. The meeting immediately follows the 2016 AMSAT Space Symposium to accommodate symposium attendees who can extend their stay.
Meeting dates selected coincide with ARISS's 20th anniversary and the team will be celebrating its 20 successful years. In November 1996, the first international ARISS meeting took place at NASA Johnson Space Center, as well. Many ARISS international team members plan to participate in this year's meeting.
The ARISS-International Face-to-face Meeting agenda is being worked and will center around ARISS's hardware development project and future initiatives, sustaining the ARISS program through strategic partnerships and fundraising, and making a quantum improvement in educational outcomes. Other topics and discussions will be on:
· how the full ARISS worldwide team can leverage the major outcomes achieved by the ARISS United Kingdom team members during Astronaut Tim Peake's mission,
· educating the team on expectations of ARISS's two new benefactors: NASA Space Communications and Navigation and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space
· celebrating the 20thanniversary of the establishment of ARISS, and
· additional topics critical to the future of ARISS.
The ARISS team welcomes all people from around the globe to the ARISS-International Face-to-face Meeting as observers. ARISS hopes attendees new to ARISS will decide to begin volunteering after learning about the many things the ARISS team does. Those interested in coming to the meeting during any part of November 15 - 18 can e-mail Rosalie White ([email protected]) or Frank Bauer ([email protected]). Information will then be forwarded about the hotel that will offer a special rate .
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), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The primary goal of ARISS is to promote exploration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics by organizing scheduled contacts via amateur radio between crew members aboard the ISS and students in classrooms or informal education venues. With the help of experienced amateur radio volunteers, ISS crews speak directly with large audiences in a variety of public forums. Before and during these radio contacts, students, teachers, parents, and communities learn about space, space technologies, and amateur radio. For more information, go to: www.ariss.org, www.amsat.org , and www.arrl.org .
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David Jordan, AA4KN
ARISS PR , [email protected]
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