July 13: The 2nd Sayama Group Saitama Council Scouts Association of Japan in Saitama hosted an ARISS contact for girl scouts and boy scouts of various ages who spoke with Kjell Lindgren. He answered 16 different scouts’ questions. An audience of nearly 100 watched the action, including 15 scout leaders and ham radio volunteers. The YouTube garnered 99 views; the URL is (begin at 1:07 minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-bWCL_xzpE. Media representatives covering the event came from a cable TV station and an area newspaper. During the day of the ARISS contact, the scout association sponsored a class on electrical topics and on earning an amateur radio license, and prior to the contact, youth participated in scout activities related to space, electricity, and amateur radio.
July-August: The Buehler Challenger & Science Center in Paramus, NJ, will host an ARISS contact in late July. The Center planned summer STEM camps for three weeks in July and early August for youth in kindergarten through high school. Activities for girls of middle school age, and boys and girls of junior high and high school age, included simulated space missions in the Center’s simulators, building and launching model rockets, learning about “barrier-breaking women in STEM,” designing and creating flying objects, and design challenges.
July 15: Students came to Ufa, Russia to participate in the 11th International Aerospace School named for test pilot and cosmonaut U.N. Sultanov. The young people studied a set of About Gagarin From Space lessons, and the highlight was an ARISS radio contact. Oleg Artemyev supported the ARISS contact; the ARISS-Russia team coordinated it.
ARISS Upcoming Events
July 19-22 ARISS-International Annual Meeting, online, full ARISS world team
July 21: Kitaogura Elementary School, Uji, Japan ARISS contact, ARISS-Japan team