- April 6: ARISS teacher Melissa Pore took part in virtual meetings with ScaN staff members and a number of education leaders on subjects such as radio telescopes, CubeSats and ARISS. Also discussed were the development of lessons plans related to ARISS and amateur radio space communications.
- March 7: ARISS volunteer Will Marchant gave a presentation that included ARISS at the 2020 National Association of Rocketry’s annual conference (NARCON) held in Tucson, AZ. He talked to an audience of 20 about ARISS and amateur radio in hobby rocketry. A number of ARISS teachers have gotten students involved in hobby rockets that utilize ham radio for transmitting telemetry and Slow Scan TV color images.
- April 10: ARISS volunteer Melissa Pore KM4CZN continues to correspond with educators she met while hosting an exhibit table on behalf of ARISS at a February social networking event sponsored by the ISS National Lab Space Station Explorers at Space Center Houston. The educators are interested in ARISS and most are in the US though a few are in other countries. They network via Facebook.
- April 13: A long article about ARISS was posted by ARRL (American Radio Relay League) on its web news page. The article, based on Frank Bauer’s post on ARISS’s web pages, described how ARISS is transforming activities to be done with infinite social distancing due to COVID-19 for students and education institutions. ARRL ran the story also in its online weekly newsletter and on Twitter. At last check, over 50 online radio news outlets around the US and the world had picked up the story.
ARISS Upcoming Events
- April 21: The ARISS team will test a plan to transform ARISS contacts and how ARISS interacts with youth and education institutions through e-learning with every student and staff member in their own homes.