- January 28: ARISS Challenge Coins were presented to members of the West Point Amateur Radio Club at the United State Military Academy in West Point, NY. A local author of a number of articles on ARISS, Joe Lynch, set up the presentation to commemorate the West Point cadets talking on the military academy’s ham station radios last October with Drew Morgan using the ARISS radio station on the ISS.
- February 7: An ARISS contact was supported by ARISS-Russia and Oleg Skripochka for Russian students from Southwest State University in Kursk. The students were in Quito, Ecuador attending a youth conference being held at the Equator Technological University.
- February 6-8: Frank Bauer and ARISS educator Melissa Pore staffed an ARISS display set up in conjunction with SCaN at Space Center Houston in Texas at the 26th annual Space Exploration Educators Conference (SEEC). Hundreds of teachers stopped at the exhibit and learned about ARISS. Melissa presented a 45-minute ARISS workshop on the 6th, as well. While in Houston on the 4th and 5th, Frank participated in the ISS National Lab-Space Station Explorers Education Summit, and he and Kenneth Ransom had meetings with several people at Johnson Space Center.
- February 7-9: ARISS team members had a presence at the Orlando Hamcation in Florida. More details on ARISS activities there should be available for next week’s report.
- January 30-31: The Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) sponsored an SSTV session using ARISS equipment to downlink historical space-related images from the ISS. Over 1,580 files that people had downloaded were posted online by ARISS for the world to see. Participants were from every continent. Posted images are at: http://www.spaceflightsoftware.com/ARISS_SSTV/
ARISS Upcoming Events
- February: Maple Dale Elementary School students in Cincinnati, OH are waiting to hear about a date for their ARISS contact.