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The US partners of the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Program seek formal and informal education institutions and organizations in the US, individually or working together, to host an Amateur Radio contact with a crew member on board the ISS.

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Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS)

ARISS lets students worldwide experience the excitement of talking directly with crew members of the International Space Station, inspiring them to pursue interests in careers in science, technology, engineering and math, and engaging them with radio science technology through amateur radio.

Example Contact

Students of Windsor Central School District and Owego/Apalachin School District contact Col. Doug Wheelock on the International Space Station (ISS) using Ham Radio on September 22, 2010.

Planning a Contact

Planning a ARISS contact is a major endevor. A plan must be established, submitted and approved by ARISS in order for the contact to take place; however, this can be a wonderful experience for your students. To find out more, please visit the Hosting an ARISS Contact page. This page will have all of the information you need to plan and schedule your Amateur Radio International Space Station contact.

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