- Aug 27: Devikhet In the Himalayan mountain state Uttarakhand in northern India is proud of its Shri Timil Vidyapeet education center that shares scientific knowledge and emphasizes developing critical thinking skills, problem solving, initiative, and entrepreneurship. Students spoke with Ricky Arnold, who answered 16 questions during an ARISS contact. Heavy rains made it difficult to travel up the mountain, but 50 people attended the events.
- Aug: ARISS gained a new member on the hardware team—a middle schooler! Ryan Boyette traded his last month of summer for time spent machining and assembling ARISS hardware. ARISS lead engineer Lou McFadin trained Ryan (son of a family friend) to use a lathe and milling machine and soon the boy was producing parts for the ARISS antenna that will replace the one currently on Columbus (a replacement antenna is necessary once the Bartolomeo platform is installed on the ISS). The team hopes that during the school year, Ryan will find spare time to continue helping.
- Aug 23: Students at Vidya Mandir Inter College (catering to nursery through 12th grade) in Meerut, India had the opportunity to interview Ricky Arnold, who answered 19 questions with an audience of 40 watching. The school was opened in 1988 by a woman dedicated to education. A large contingency of 14 news reporters covered the event.
- Aug 25: Students at Friedrich-Franz-Gymnasium in Parchim, Germany had an ARISS radio contact with Alexander Gerst who answered 20 questions with over 200 people watching. The school partners with the DLR School Lab, where students experience zero gravity and vacuum along with satellite and ground station activities. The school offers lessons in the natural sciences, languages, and holds robotics competitions. A notable gathering of media covered the event, including the newspaper Nordkurier, Regionalfersehen TV, Radio NDR and Radiosender Ostwelle. The contact was live streamed on DLR’s Facebook page, garnering 3,700 views. URL is: https://www.facebook.com/DLRnext/videos/vb.197868816929742/252874118691950/?type=2&theater
- Aug 24: Glenden State School in Glenden, Queensland, Australia is a primary and secondary school that hosted an ARISS contact for students with Serena Aunon-Chancellor. She answered 18 questions with 120 people attending the activities. The school established a STEM program and a Maker Space with students engaging in robotics and engineering activities. The contact was live streamed by Australian ham radio operators.
- Aug 22: A Russian ARISS contact scheduled for the About Gagarin from Space program for students in the Novgorod Region was unsuccessful and will be re-scheduled.
- Sep 21: Students at Valley High School in Albuquerque, NM have an ARISS radio contact later this year. School staff, area ham operators, and students will bring exhibit materials and their ham radio equipment to American Radio Relay League’s (ARRL) Rocky Mountain Division Convention (for members in CO, NM, UT, WY). There, during the convention's AMSAT STEM academy, the students will demonstrate STEM things they’ve been learning and their mastery of using the radio equipment.
- Aug 28: An ARISS radio contact will be supported by Serena Aunon-Chancellor for students in a STEM program at Kopernik Observatory & Science Center in Vestal, NY.