- Dec 7: In the last 12 months, Hudson (NH) Memorial School students, faculty, and the ham radio tech support team have worked hard preparing for their ARISS contact that came to fruition with the students’ Q&A session talking to Serena Aunon-Chancellor. She answered 14 questions. Over 800 6th to 8th graders were in the gym as were 200 faculty and visitors, including the superintendent and assistant superintendent of schools and members traveling from the Southern Maine Radio Club. Over 600 2nd to 5th graders in the district’s schools watched a live stream. Another live stream, through Facebook Live, provided public distribution with 6200 views and climbing. Additional live streaming video showed the primary and backup antennas tracking the ISS for the radio contact. Media on hand were Hudson Cable TV and Hudson Litchfield News. WMUR, though not present, used live-streamed footage during their news show. The Facebook Live video begins with the teacher (who had gone to Space Camp) saying a few words. The link is below. Last week’s report described the excellent hands-on STEM activities and on-the-air radio lessons that this school and area hams provided to students.
- Dec 5: Students from two German schools, Robert Mayer Gymnasium in Heilbronn and Realschule & Gymnasium Weingarten in Weingarten had their chance to speak with Alexander Gerst on board the ISS. He answered 16 questions from students before an audience of 250. News coverage of the event is at: https://www.stimme.de/heilbronn/nachrichten/stadt/lokales/Erfolg-beim-zweiten-Versuch-Alexander-Gerst-antwortet-aus-dem-All;art140895,4123277
- Dec 10: The Collège Léonce Bourliaguet in Thiviers, France will host their ARISS radio contact for students with Serena Aunon-Chancellor.
- Dec 14: Serena Aunon-Chancellor will support an ARISS contact for students of Kenilworth School and Sixth Form in Kenilworth, UK.