- Mar 13-15: Two ARISS-US Education Committee members set up and staffed a booth under the CASIS umbrella at the National Science Teachers Association National Conference in Atlanta, GA. One of the ARISS volunteers is a science teacher who had an ARISS radio contact in 2012 and has one scheduled in May. It was a huge benefit that she could tell educators, “I’ve done it and so can you!” She invited educators to come to her ARISS contact. Hundreds of teachers stopped at the booth; a full box of ARISS business cards were depleted. Many teachers said the following or something similar, “ARISS could be the capstone for our space curriculum.” They were thrilled that there was nothing to purchase to be part of the program. The ARISS team was pleased that CASIS asked them to give a 15-minute ARISS presentation at the Space Station Explorers’ showcase. The team reported that it was great to have Ralph Grau, Mike Kincaid, and Buzz Aldrin stop by the booth, with the latter recalling that the first video uplinked to the shuttle was Fast Scan Amateur Television (1992).
- Mar 21: The ARISS-US Team planned two ARISS Proposal Webinars for educators who hope to submit an ARISS proposal but have questions. A number of teachers have registered. Two members of the ARISS-US Education Committee will take part in the webinars allowing educators to have teacher-to-teacher interaction.
- Mar 27: Freeport Public Schools in Freeport, NY, hosted an ARISS contact with Scott Tingle. There will be details to report next week.
ARISS Social Media Report for January-February-March 2018
ARISS Facebook Page
ARISS followers at the end of:
January totaled 8,212, a gain of 140 (1.7%) over Dec. 31
February totaled 8,267, a gain of 55 (0.7%) over Jan. 31
March 19th totaled 8,436, a gain of 169 (or 2%) over Feb. 28
- Apr 4: Students at a school in Valday, Russia are scheduled for an ARISS radio contact with Oleg Artemyev .
- Apr 10: Oleg Artemyev will support an ARISS contact with students in Volodga, Russia.