- Sep 3: Galileo STEM Academy in Eagle, ID reported on their successful ARISS radio contact with Nick Hague who answered 20 student questions while a crowd of 850 watched the action. VIPs present for the contact included the mayor of Eagle, the West Ada School District supervisor, and staff from the Eagle Office of Emergency Management. This public school enrolls K through 8th graders and was the first school in the state to become STEM certified in 2018 through AdvancEd. The academy promotes student critical thinking and problem-solving skills by providing hands-on project-based learning utilizing the engineering design process. Teachers put into practice a number of NASA lessons and ARRL lessons before and after attending ARRL Teachers Institute, a week-long educator professional development technical workshop. The school sponsors a ham radio club and a rocket club, and two teachers studied and got their ham radio license. Students can participate in First Lego League Robotics, maker space, Botball and Jr. Botball Robotics using C++ coding, FabSLAM 3-D Printing Team, Raspberry Pi Operating Systems group, Math Counts Team, and the Idaho Tech Challenge.
- Sep 3: After much hard work and preparation, Kingston Community School in Kingston SE, South Australia, Australia held their ARISS contact with Drew Morgan. The events took place before an audience of 140 as Morgan answered 13 students’ questions. One TV station and two newspaper reporters were on hand to cover activity. Audio of the contact was carried over a live simulcast at the internet links, Echolink, IRLP 9556, and AllStar 48820. Kingston Community School’s mission is “to foster a STEM approach, critical thinking, problem solving, creativity and curiosity, communication, teamwork, innovation, entrepreneurship and adaptability.”
- Sep 18: Students at the Templestowe College in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia will take part in an ARISS radio contact with Nick Hague.
- Sep 20: The Boys & Girls Club in Ft. Meade, MD will host an ARISS contact with Nick Hague.
- Sep 23-26: A date will be chosen from this range of days to re-schedule an ARISS contact at The Children’s Inn at NIH (National Institutes of Health) in Bethesda, MD. Last-minute crew sleep-shift schedule change resulted in a switch in plans for the contact that had been scheduled originally for August 22.
- Sep 24: ARISS-Russia will support an ARISS contact for a school in Bulgaria.