- May 23: Janusz Kusociński Primary School No. 71 in Poznań, Poland, a public school for students age 6-15, hosted an ARISS radio contact with Ricky Arnold. He engaged the youth answering 19 questions before an audience of 100. Polish TV 24 posted an article about the activities, and the contact was live-streamed at https://ariss.pzk.org.pl/live/. To enhance students’ focus on space science, the school initiated a pilot program they called “Mission X. Train Like an Astronaut,” and the school has now become the center for this program in Poland. During the many hands-on STEM activities leading up to the ARISS contact, educators worked with an area amateur radio club and now these educators plan to establish a school radio club.
- May 22: An ARISS contact was supported by Scott Tingle for the Viktor Rydberg Gymnasium in Stockholm, Sweden. He answered 21 questions as a crowd of 300 watched. Reporters came from the national Swedish TV station, the national Swedish newspaper, Svenska Dagbladet, and a Swedish media company named Newstag The school was started in the ‘90s by two business women wanting to raise science academic standards for area students. An article in the Swedish language done by national Swedish TV is posted at: https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/stockholm/elever-fick-prata-med-amerikansk-astronaut
- May 26: ARISS Mentor Steve Akkala was interviewed by WRCN radio for their show LI News Now. They talked about how Steve helped the Freeport School District in New York with the students’ ARISS contact.
- May 31: Students at the Sterrenschool De Globetrotter in Rotterdam, The Netherlands are readying for an ARISS radio contact with Ricky Arnold.
- June 6-7: The Moscow Aviation Institute will conduct another of their Inter-MAI SSTV experiments. Although the experiment is aimed at specific orbits in range of Moscow, other viewers in the ground track of those orbits may also have the opportunity to capture some of the experiment’s imagery. Downlink is typically 145.800 Mhz. Operations will begin on June 6 at 14:05 UTC and conclude for that day at 16:30. On June 7, operations will begin at 11:50 UTC and end at 15:25.