- May 7: Mooreland Heights Elementary School in Knoxville, TN hosted an ARISS radio contact for students with Ricky Arnold. The school reported 21 student questions answered and 1 from the coordinating teacher who called it the best day of teaching she’s ever had, adding, “Just to get to see them talk to astronauts and realize where they could end up was just amazing.” An audience of 320 students and 41 others was present including TV reporters from WBIR and WVLT whose stories are at:
- May 3: Students at Mill Springs Academy in Alpharetta, GA were able to have an ARISS radio contact with Scott Tingle. He answered 21 questions and on hand was an audience of 480. A teacher wrote: “An amazing experience for our students and faculty.” A student wrote: “I feel like ARISS was a great opportunity to learn from an astronaut aboard the international space station. In my opinion, it was an awesome and exciting experience.”
- May 3: Students for the Exploration & Development of Space (SEDS) at Texas A&M in College Station, TX sponsored an ARISS contact for young students at Allen Academy in Bryan, TX. Scott Tingle answered all 20 student questions plus a few from staff. After the contact, Allen Academy engineering club students gave a presentation that had won an award in a contest on space colonization. The school’s national-qualifying rocket team discussed the future of rocketry for going to deep space. A crowd of 225 was present including a newspaper reporter whose story is at: http://www.theeagle.com/news/local/allen-academy-sixth-graders-interview-astronaut-in-space-with-radio/article_131de4eb-4203-50c8-bf8d-c41d9f6df3be.html
- The next day, the coordinating teacher took young students on a field trip to Washington DC, and had no chance to submit Allen Academy photos.
- May 15: Students at the University of the Philippines Integrated School in Quezon City, Philippines have a scheduled ARISS radio contact with Scott Tingle.