Archive - Mar 16, 2009 - Story

ARISS Status March 16, 2009

ARISS

Topics in this report:
1. Upcoming School Contacts
2. Contacts Cancelled
3. Astronaut Training Status
4. Italian School Contact Update
5. ARRL Article on Discovery
6. ARRL QST Covers ARISS News
7. ARISS in Amateur Radio Newsline Article

1. Upcoming School Contacts
Parkside Community College in Parkside, Cambridge, U.K. has been scheduled for an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact on Monday, March 30 at 17:00 UTC. Station GB4FUN will handle the connection.

The Girl's Middle School (GMS) in Mountain View, California has been scheduled for an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact on Monday, March 30 at 18:22 UTC via telebridge station K6DUE in Maryland. The contact is planned with spaceflight participant Charles Simonyi, KE7KDP/HA5SIK. GMS is a small, independent school for girls in 6th - 8th grade. The school's mission is to nurture and empower girls during this pivotal time in their lives. It looks for non-traditional educational opportunities to help girls expand their horizons.

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