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Listen To/Watch ARISS Contacts

These audio and video recordings of ARISS contacts will give you a taste of how the contacts are conducted and the kind of conversations that develop between students and astronauts.

Burns Sci-Tech Charter School


Students at Burns Science and Technology Charter School in Oak Hill, FL had a conversation with astronaut Sunita Williams, KD5PLB on September 13, 2012. The school is a STEM school, offering core curriculum, with emphasis on science, technology, and 21st century literacies. The school hosts an amateur radio station, received through a grant from ARRL's Education & Technology Program. Much of the school station equipment was used in the configuration for the ARISS contact. Amateur radio operators from the Daytona Beach Amateur Radio club worked with school personnel to organize the equipment and logistics for the ARISS contact.

Kopernik Observatory


This is a school contact between the students of Windsor Central School District, Owego/Apalachin School District and Col. Doug Wheelock on the International Space Station (ISS) using Ham Radio. This took place on September 22, 2010 at the Kopernik Observatory & Science Center in Vestal NY. Col. Wheelock is a native of Windsor NY. Three hours after this contact, Col. Wheelock became commander of the ISS Expedition 25. K2ZRO is the club station call sign of the Kopernik Observatory & Science Center.



Students participating in a summer camp led by New Providence Amateur Radio Club (NPARC) in New Providence, New Jersey made contact with astronauts Gregory Chamitoff, KD5PKZ and Sergei Volkov, RU3DIS August 13, 2008. Notice that these students are running the QSO without adult assistance! Cinematographer was Scott Orshan KC2LSV.

Boulder Hill Elementary School


Watch as Boulder Hill Elementary School students in Montgomery, IL make direct contact with Astronaut Sunita Williams, KD5PLB on March 6, 2007