- August 8: The ARISS-Russia team reported that an ARISS radio contact took place in Aznakaevo in the Republic of Tatarstan. The young people involved had been participating in the About Gagarin from Space youth program and 20 questions were answered by cosmonaut Ivan Vagner. Eighty people attended the event, 50 of which were students. Here is an example of one of the questions students asked: “Do magnetic storms affect the radio communications with the ground?”
- August 4: ARISS Educator Melissa Pore assisted with three lesson activities related to space communications and ARISS during two of the two-hour sessions for the online DC Space Camp. Some of the types of things she helped the youth understand were radio signals, line-of-sight radio propagation, Morse code, how to point antennas, and building equipment for radio communications. The camp youth were taking part in many lessons led by the PSC SCaN team about a number of NASA’s projects. Thirty youths, including Arabella Trump, tied in from the surrounding areas and they ranged from second through sixth grade school levels.
ARISS Upcoming Events
- August 19: Staff and students from summer camps at Kopernik Observatory & Science Center in Vestal, NY, are finishing preparations and lessons for their ARISS radio contact with Chris Cassidy. ARISS is preparing a news release to distribute.
- August 24: The Department of Education-Queensland Government in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia will host an ARISS contact for youth.