A direct contact via R4UAB with students at The Center Of Supplementary Education For Children Of Ruzayev District, Mordovia Republic, Russia was successful 2014-08-30 10:00 UTC This contact was part of the About Gagarin From Space program.
Watch a video recording of the event at: http://r4uab.ru/?page_id=6368.
A direct contact via RA1AJN with students in St. Petersburg, Russia was successful 2014-08-28. 11:40 UTC.
Listen to a partial recording of the contact conducted in Russian:
A direct contact with students at Dorothy Grant Elementary School, Fontana, CA, USA was successful Wed 2014-08-27 18:31:28 UTC 83 deg. Astronaut Alexander Gerst, KF5ONO was able to answer 7 questions for students during the communication window.
Read and advance story about the planned contact: http://www.dailybulletin.com/media/20131216/young-radio-amateurs-at-fontana-school-anticipate-space-station-link
Read media reports about the event:
Dorothy Grant Elementary School opened its doors in August 2004 and was named after a local prominent, nationally renowned civil rights leader who passed away in April 2013. Mrs. Grant was vested in education, and could be seen most mornings at our school gates welcoming our students to school.
Our school is a community school located in the middle of a residential neighborhood and serves over 780 students in preschool through grade 5. We also have an early childhood special education program and Special Day Class for 5th grade students. Many of our students participate in our after-school program, as well as a variety of school clubs that are headed by teachers or parents, such as the gardening club.
Dorothy Grant Elementary School proudly earned the California Department of Education’s 2013 Title I Academic Achievement Award and is a California Distinguished School. This prestigious honor is a reflection of the school’s system of support for all students at all learning levels. Innovative intervention strategies and differentiated instruction greatly impacted school-wide student performance to meet state and federal standards of excellence.
On October 27, 2012, the Dorothy Grant Elementary Amateur Radio Club was established. Each year nearly 50 students in the 4th and 5th grades learn about amateur radio and participate in activities and programs that teach them about electronics and radio communication techniques. Amateur radio has enhanced reading, writing, mathematics, geography, and communication skills for all students. The club recently installed a 50 ft. Rohn tower and beam antenna in hopes of making more international contacts on 10, 15, and 20 meters. The use of technology is strongly emphasized throughout the curriculum and used as a tool to enhance class lessons.
A telebridge contact via IK1SLD providing an interview for students at SPACE KAMP Sterrenlab, Noordwijk, The Netherlands with astronaut Alexander Gerst, KF5ONO was successful Tue 2014-08-26 11:36:32 UTC 65 deg. Gerst answered 18 questions for students.
Listen to an audio recording of the contact.
The Amicale Space Camp includes 25 children aged 8-13 years old of different European nationalities. It includes children of the European Patent Office staff and takes place in Noordwijk (Stay Okay hostel) from the 25th to the 29th of August 2014. All camp activities are designed to entertain children, stimulate their creative and manual skills, and teach them about science and space. The contact with the International Space Station will be a key activity in the program as it gives the children the opportunity to talk with an astronaut and understand that space is an international endeavor.
A direct contact with students at Winfree Bryant Middle School, Lebanon, TN, USA was successful Tue 2014-08-26 16:12:47 UTC 24 deg. Astronaut Gregory Wiseman, KF5LKT answered 16 questions for students.
Read an advance story on the school website: http://www.lebanondemocrat.com/article/schools/459141
View videos of the event posted on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp1Q7-c_Xm0 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdNvbWKaHvE
As one of two middle schools in Lebanon Special School District, Winfree Bryant Middle School is in its fourth year of serving students in grades 6 – 8. Located in Wilson County in the heart of middle Tennessee twenty-eight miles east of Nashville, the city of Lebanon has approximately 27,000 residents. Winfree Bryant serves approximately 600 students with 66.5% Caucasian, 16.6% African American, 14.4% Hispanic, 2% Asian, and less than 1% Native American/Mixed Race. Forty-eight percent of the school population is female and fifty-two percent of the population is male. Approximately 65% of students fall within the demographics of economically disadvantaged.
Winfree Bryant’s mission statement is “Different and Making a Difference.” As a school family, that is what teachers and staff set out to do on a daily basis. Although our number one responsibility is to teach Tennessee State Standards and grow students academically, we first love our children and provide for their daily needs. Without relationship, there can be no learning, and our teachers and administrators take very seriously the mission of making a difference in the lives of the children and families we serve.
The faculty and staff embodies this mission by never giving up on a child – academically, emotionally, and socially. Expectations for academics are high and behavioral expectations are rigorous in order to best support a positive learning environment. In return, we look forward to a harvest of hardworking responsible citizens who then make a difference in a positive way to our community.
A telebridge contact with students at Zuni Hills Elementary School, Sun City, AZ, USA, via K6DUE was successful.Fri 2014-08-22 17:47:05 UTC 45 deg. Astronaut Greg Wiseman answered more than 18 questions for the assembled students and audience.
Watch a video recording of the contact: http://youtu.be/cQpAlsBE2IE
Zuni Hills Elementary School is a K-8th grade school and falls in the Peoria Unified School District. Our district is the third largest in the state of Arizona with 33 elementary schools and 7 high schools. Our district is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. Our district has a 95% graduation rate and last year students accepted more than 50 million dollars in scholarships.
ARISS-Russia Team Deploys CubeSat during Russian EVA
The ARISS-Russia team coordinated the hand deployment of a CubeSat with help of Cosmonauts Oleg Artemiev and Alexander Skvortsov during a Russian EVA that was conducted on Monday August 18. The CubeSat, called NS-1 “Chasqui”, was co-developed as a STEM education activity co-sponsored by a Russian-Peruvian team. The CubeSat plans to send down SSB beacon messages every two minutes on 437.025 MHz and downlink its telemetry over the Kursk University in Russia.
A telebridge contact with students at Canada Science and Technology Museum Summer Day Camps, Ottawa, ON, Canada via IK1SLD was successful Wed 2014-08-13 17:18:49 UTC 65 deg.
The Canada Science and Technology Museum is a national museum located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The Museum’s day camps are a large part of the educational strategy of the Museum to cultivate scientific, technological and engineering literacy in Canada. Our Summer Camps programs have run for over 12 years for children aged 6-12 with a curiosity for science. Each of the five camps has a different theme incorporating various aspects of science, technology and engineering: Adventures in Science (ages 6-8), Gadgets and Gizmos (ages 6-8), Junior Astronomers (ages 6-8), Ultimate Builders (ages 9-12) and Adventures in Robotics (ages 9-12).
A direct contact via 8J3AK with students at Amino Kita Elementary School, Kyotango, Japan on Wed 2014-08-06 10:25:43 UTC 68 deg was successful. Students conducted the interview in English with astronaut Gregory Wiseman, KF5LKT and received answers to 23 questions.
A recording of the contact is available on UStream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/pe1keh
Amino Kita Elementary School was opened on April 1, 1983. Our school is located at the northernmost tip of Kyoto Prefecture in Japan. We have 244 students now, who all study hard and pursue sports actively. Our school is surrounded by a rich, natural environment.
The location of our school is recognized as a part of Quasi-National Park and the National Geo Park. It is also only 100 meters away from the beach. Students in the 6th grade swim one kilometer in the sea every year. During the current season, summer, a lot of lights from squid fishing boats can be seen in the sea at night. Maybe you can see them from the ISS?
Our school has beautiful grounds covered with green grass. At recess, our students play in the grounds full of energy. There are straight hallways more than 100 meters long in our school. They are sometimes used in our arithmetic classes to learn how to measure distance.
The members of our space club will ask you some questions today. These questions were thought of by all of the students. It is a new club that began this year. They are studying the stars and moon, and practicing English hard so that they can make contact with you. All of the people in our school are really looking forward to getting in touch with the astronauts in the ISS.
France WIll Now Allow Students Third Party Communication With The ISS
On July 16, 2014 the French State Secretary for Digital Affairs, Axelle Lemaire, responded to a request by the Deputy of Haute-Vienne Province, Daniel Boiserrie, authorizing French students to participate directly in ARISS educational school contacts under the supervision of a licensed operator. Until now, the French administration was very restrictive. For direct school contacts, the operator read the questions prepared by the students. Even this is "third party", but was tolerated by the French regulatory authority.
Most European countries allow students to participate directly in ARISS school contacts under the supervision of a licensed operator. Permission to do so requires varying procedures from country to country, but the issue of enabling "third party" communications can generally be solved. Until now, the only exception was France. Notwithstanding years and years of efforts, French schoolchildren had no access to the mike for direct amateur radio communications with the ISS. The letter from the Secretary of State in charge of telecommunications now changes the game.
On behalf of the European ARISS partners, Gaston Bertels, ON4WF, ARISS-Europe Chairman, extends thanks to Sylvain Valat, F1UJT, who led this successful effort.
- A telebridge contact via W6SRJ with Scouts at Space Jam 8, Rantoul Airport & Chanute Aerospace Museum, Rantoul IL, USA was successful Sat 2014-08-02 12:23:19 UTC 60 deg. Astronaut Reid Wiseman, KF5LKT answered 26 questions asked by Scouts during the pass.
Listen to an audio recording of the interview:
Find more information about Space Jam at http://spacejamboree.com/pages/about