NASA Exploration and Human Operations Mission leadership recognizes ARISS

Catherine Lueders, Associate Administrator of the Directorate of the Exploration and Human Operations Mission at NASA issued a statement acknowledging Amateur radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) for his accomplishments in promoting STEM initiatives through amateur radio

NASA’s Space Communications and Navigation Networks (SCaN) allow #NASA to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers and explorers, even 350 kilometers above Earth. In addition to connecting the scientific community on Earth to research studies and groundbreaking experiments aboard the International Space Station, SCaN enables the space station to act as a unique platform for global outreach and education efforts. STEM.

For more than 20 years, the Amateur Radio Program on the International Space Station (ARISS), a nonprofit organization supported by SCaN, has connected classrooms on Earth with astronauts aboard the space station, enabling students to students to interact directly with the astronauts in real time. Using amateur radio equipment installed on the space station and a ground-based amateur radio station, students can establish a direct radio connection to the space station and ask the crew questions about life in the space. space and what it takes to become an astronaut.

Crew members with ARISS radio system

In preparation for their ARISS contact, students explore a variety of #STEM studies, including space exploration, radio communication, and wireless technologies. With tens of thousands of students participating each year, the ARISS program plays an important role in inspiring the Artemis generation and encouraging students to pursue STEM careers.

Learn more about the ARISS program and how you can bring space into your classroom

ARISS – Celebrating 20 Years of Continuous Amateur Radio Operations on the ISS

About ARISS:
Amateur radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is a cooperative enterprise of international amateur radio companies and space agencies that support the International Space Station (ISS). In the United States, the sponsors are the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT), the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the ISS National Lab-Space Station Explorers, and the NASA Space Communications and Navigation Program.

The main objective of ARISS is to promote the exploration of scientific, technological, technical, artistic and mathematical subjects. ARISS does this by arranging scheduled contacts via amateur radio between crew members on board the ISS and students. Before and during these radio contacts, students, educators, parents and communities participate in hands-on learning activities related to space, space technologies and amateur radio.
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