[sarex] ARISS News Release No. 15-03

David H Jordan aa4kndhj at gmail.com
Fri Jan 30 18:15:55 UTC 2015

*no. 15-03*

*Friday,  Jan.30, 2015*

*David Jordan, AA4KN*


aa4kn at amsat.org


*15 US Schools Move Forward Into the Next Stage of ARISS Selection*

*JANUARY 30, 2015* — Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT) and the
American Radio Relay League (ARRL), US managing partners of Amateur Radio
on the International Space Station (ARISS), are pleased to announce that 15
of the schools/organizations that submitted proposals during the recent
proposal window have been accepted to move forward into the next stage of
planning to host a scheduled contact with crew on the ISS during 2015.  This
is a significant step in ARISS’ continuing effort to engage young people in
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) activities and raise
their awareness of Human Space Flight. ARISS-US was encouraged by the high
level of interest in the education community evidenced by the significant
number of submitted proposals and the quality of the submissions.

The ARISS program anticipates that NASA will provide 12 scheduling
opportunities for US host organizations for the May – December 2015 time
period. These 15 schools/organizations must now complete an acceptable
equipment plan that demonstrates their ability to execute the ham radio
contact. Once their equipment plan is approved by the ARISS technical team,
the final selected schools/organizations will be scheduled as their
availability and flexibility match up with the scheduling opportunities
offered by NASA. ARISS does not expect to be able to schedule all 15
schools on the list.

The schools and organizations are:

Bay View Elementary School, Burlington, WA

Corpus Christi Catholic School, Chambersburg, PA

Daggett Montessori School K-8, Fort Worth, TX

Dearborn Public Schools, Dearborn, MI

Grady High School Robotics Team, Atlanta, GA

Kopernik Observatory & Science Center, Vestal, NY

Maconaquah School Corporation, Bunker Hill, IN

Moon Day/ Frontiers of Flight Museum, Dallas, TX

New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, NM

Pima County 4H/Vail Vaquero's 4H Club, Tucson, AZ

Space Jam 9, Rantoul, IL

Ste. Genevieve du Bois Catholic Elementary School, Warson Woods, MO

Tulsa Community College, NE Campus, Tulsa, OK

United Space School, Seabrook, TX

West Michigan Aviation Academy, Grand Rapids, MI


Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is a cooperative
venture of the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT), the American
Radio Relay League (ARRL) and the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA) in the United States, and other international space
agencies and international amateur radio organizations around the world.
The primary purpose of ARISS is to organize scheduled contacts via amateur
radio between crew members aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and
classrooms or informal education venues. With the help of experienced
amateur radio volunteers from amateur radio clubs and coordination from the
ARISS team, the ISS crew members speak directly with large group audiences
in a variety of public forums such as school assemblies, science centers
and museums, Scout camporees, jamborees and space camps, where students,
teachers, parents, and communities learn about space, space technologies
and Amateur Radio.

Find more information at *www.ariss.org* <http://www.ariss.org>,
*www.amsat.org* <http://www.amsat.org> and *www.arrl.org



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David Jordan, AA4KN


aa4kn at amsat.org

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