- Dec. 27: An ARISS team member reported on a number of impressive student activities related to an upcoming ARISS radio contact at Dům dětí a mládeže Olomouc (House of Children and Youth Olomouc) in Olomouc in the Czech Republic. Students prepared for their April ARISS contact by spending recent weekend times with mentors, practicing communications skills using ham radios and participating in data transfer experiments involving balloon flights with ham radio payloads. Parents had supported meetings held early on to help plan activities, and will attend more in February 2019.
- January: The January issue of QST, the monthly journal received by 160,000 members of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), ran a three-page story about ham operator, Emily Calandrelli who authors Ada Lace books. One in the series has Ada finding and fixing a ham radio and learning communications skills to talk around the world and to space. Emily stated that she was influenced by being able to ask a question during an ARISS radio contact and her crew filmed the United Space School contact at Seabrook, TX, in July 2016. She hosts and co-produces Fox’s Xploration Outer Space and is a field correspondent for Netflix’s Bill Nye Saves the World.
ARISS Social Media - December 2018
- ARISS Facebook Page Report
- ARISS Twitter followers at the end of December totaled 9,765, a gain of 1.2% over the end of November.
- Jan 9: Students at Pembroke Junior Senior High School in Corfu, NY, are planning for an ARISS radio contact with David St. Jacques.