- July 22-Aug 2: The 24th World Scout Jamboree hosted at Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve, WV is for over 45,000 girls and boys of all races from 152 countries. On the 27th, many hundreds of scouts witnessed an ARISS radio contact with Drew Morgan who handled 12 questions. Scouts were from the US, Australia, Bolivia, Iceland, Japan, Pakistan, UK, and Sweden. Streaming on the Jambo radio Facebook page resulted in 6,500 live viewers and 112 shares, a reach of 8,300 and 1,500 clicks as of July 28. A scout group in Gilwell Park, UK met at their England activity centre to listen “long distance” on their own ham radio station to the ARISS contact. Jambo offers manifold education events and the Jambo ham staff hosted multiple hands-on STEM activities, as promised in their ARISS Education Proposal. Scouts learned about ham radio payloads (transmitters, receivers for data collection) and winds while participating in near daily balloon launches—one report showed landfall in Spain. Scouts aimed ham antennas and transmitters while trying radio direction finding in the woods. Each day 350-400 scouts took turns, visiting as small groups, trying out seven different ham radio stations, talking to hams around the globe and using ham radio satellites. An article on the ARISS contact is at https://www.amsat-on.be/2019/07/27/jamboree-speaks-with-drew-morgan-via-on4iss/. Over a dozen ham news outlets ran pre-ARISS contact stories. YouTubes were made of balloon launches for the Jambo ham Facebook page (reach was 810). The second balloon launch’s countdown is at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2olTXDOCCWA.
- July 26: Kennedy Space Center Education Center was the site of the 2nd Space Port Area Conference for Education (S.P.A.C.E.). Science teachers and informal educators listened to Bob Cabana and other astronauts give presentations and took advantage of workshops on engaging students in space lessons and activities—one of these was presented by Melissa Pore, a teacher on the ARISS-US Education Committee. On day 3, an ARISS display, worked in conjunction with, and funded in part by, the ISS National Lab and the CASIS Space Station Explorers (SSE) program, was one of many space education exhibitors. Melissa and two ARISS representatives, Charles Sufana and Dave Jordan explained ARISS to educators stopping by. Melissa received an award from the ISS National Lab and CASIS SSE for her “service, commitment, and desire to push the boundaries of STEM Education.” This related to her educational activities involving satellites and her 2018 ARISS contact for her STEM classes and the Engineering Club she sponsors at Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, VA.
- July 29 – Aug 1: At the ISS Research & Development Conference in Atlanta, GA, ARISS team members will support outreach in conjunction with, and funded in part by, the ISS National Lab and the CASIS SSE program.
- July 29 - 30: An ARISS Russia SSTV event from the ISS is planned using the Moscow Aviation Institute MAI-75 experiment. Image downlinks will be targeted primarily for areas of Russia.
- Aug 1 - 4: An ARISS SSTV event from the ISS is planned for reception by radio operators and others worldwide.
- Aug 8: Kyoto Tachibana Junior & Senior High School students in Kyoto, Japan, will have an ARISS radio contact with Nick Hague.