- Jan 8: Students at Pembroke Junior Senior High School in Corfu, NY shared an ARISS amateur radio Q&A session with David St-Jacques on board the ISS. He answered 17 questions for an audience of 300. Media coverage of the ARISS contact included The Daily News and The Batavian, and the latter’s story is at: https://www.thebatavian.com/schools Last week they both ran pre-contact news items. WHAM-TV reporters had gone to the school beforehand, as well, and did a story. The contact was streamed live on the school Facebook page for the whole school district to watch and as of this writing had 4,001 views. An excellent 5-minute video that was an interview of students and the teacher on the increased interest in STEM, and included a small portion of the ARISS contact, is at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTnt2MJxYLw
- Jan 12: A half hour phone contact was arranged by ARISS between astronaut Mike Fossum and boys and girls attending the 25th Australian Scout Jamboree held at The Bend race track in southern Australia. Fifteen scouts from the camp engaged Fossum in questions about his flights into space. At the camp were over 8,500 scouts and 1,500 leaders, and an additional 3,000 parents, family and junior scouts allowed to visit just for that day. Audio of the event was carried over the British Amateur TV Club online streaming system and was sent to the Internet Radio Linking Project (IRLP) and to Echolink for distribution to the ham radio community and also to a local FM radio station for broadcast.
- Jan 23: Students at Ashbury College Junior School in Ottawa, ON, are planning for an ARISS radio contact with David St-Jacques.