- Nov 27: Students at the Ecole Primaire Jean Jaurès et Arnaud in Troyes, France took part in an ARISS contact with Alexander Gerst. He answered 14 questions and an audience of 450 watched the action. The day’s events began with an exciting visit from Astronaut Michel Tognini, who gave the greeting to Gerst. Very young students and on up to 6th graders asked questions, as they had participated in a Lunar Village project that received 1st prize from Astronaut Claudie Haigneré. City hall officials and the region academic inspector came to the ARISS contact. TV stations France 3 and Canal 32 covered the events as did radio stations NRJ, RCF, Dynamyk FM, and newspaper L’Est Éclair. A live stream was provided as was a You Tube recording.
- Nov 28: The Hudson Memorial School in Hudson, NH, bussed students to the Boston Museum of Science to tour its exhibit, “Space: An Out of Gravity Experience.” The major field trip was part of students’ preparation for their upcoming ARISS contact on Dec. 7. Students have continued with their high-altitude balloon launch studies with help from their supporting ham club, Nashua Area Radio Club. These lessons covered assembling and soldering basic electronics kits, learning about the upper atmosphere, space satellites, radio communications, doing a radio fox hunt, and students getting on the air to make ham radio contacts. A club member had students visit his home to tour his amateur radio station. The school has ordered t-shirts for students to wear and created a special web page with photos and a countdown clock – go to: http://www.n1fd.org/2018/11/27/iss-crew-contact-date-time/
ARISS Social Media - November 2018
- ARISS Facebook Page Report
- ARISS Twitter followers at the end of November totaled 9,646, a gain of 2% over the end of October.
- Dec 5: An ARISS radio contact has been scheduled for two German schools, Robert-Mayer-Gymnasium in Heilbronn and Realschule & Gymnasium in Weingarten. Alexander Gerst will support the contact.
- Dec 7: The Hudson Memorial School in Hudson, NH will host an ARISS contact for students with Serena Aunon-Chancellor.