- July 17: After months of learning about space and the ISS, students at Essex Heights Primary School in Monash, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, experienced a day they will not forget. They engaged in a Q&A session with Serena Aunon-Chancellor who answered 16 questions. The cold wet evening didn’t stop a crowd of 300 people from attending, including Michael Gidley, State Member of Parliament; local councilor MT Pang Tsoi; the Department of Education & Training’s Allen McAuliffe; and the Senior Education Improvement Leader who brought three visiting Greek education delegates. House Representative Julia Banks sent a YouTube clip of her best wishes. Covering the event was Channel 10 and Channel 7 News in Melbourne; the latter ran a story on prime time news. Live streaming was available via YouTube and Michael Gidley’s Facebook page.
- July 20-21: ARISS team members prepared and staffed an exhibit table at the Satellites and Education Conference sponsored by Cal State University in Los Angeles, CA. They talked up ARISS,GAVRT, and CASIS’s Space Station Explorers to college students and high school teachers. The team set up an azimuth/elevation tracking antenna and felt this was why they attracted much more attention than all other exhibitors. The three men were each able to give a short presentation to attendees, as well.
- July 21: ARISS team members sponsored an exhibit about ARISS and radio satellites during annual Moon Day at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas, TX. People of all ages watched live amateur radio satellite demos set up in the museum’s parking lot. About 1500 people came by the exhibit table to handle models of satellites and many youth wanted their pictures taken with the models.
- July 19: ARISS team member at Johnson Space Center, Kenneth Ransom, was interviewed by the online radio show, Ham Talk Live, about the NASA On The Air ham radio events sponsored by NASA facilities. Both he and the interviewer plugged ARISS, which is one item that is part of the NASA On The Air events.
- July 23: Students at the Shinoda Elementary School in Izumi City, Japan have a scheduled ARISS radio contact with Ricky Arnold.
- July 26: The ARISS team will support an ARISS radio contact at the ISS R&D Conference in San Francisco, CA. Middle and high school students from the Valley Christian School will be transported from San Jose for STEM Day, and will ask questions of Serena Aunon-Chancellor. The school works with the Quest Institute for Quality Education program and the school has an amateur radio club.
- July 30: The ARISS Russian team is planning another of their popular MAI SSTV experiment events. Transmissions are scheduled to begin at 16:00 UTC, and be powered down at 19:30 UTC. The next day the system will be active from 13:25-19:15 UTC.