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ARRL Satellite Bulletin ARLS001 (2012)

ARLS001 NASA accepting proposals for ARISS contacts

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Space Bulletin 001  ARLS001
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington, CT  April 26, 2012
To all radio amateurs

ARLS001 NASA accepting proposals for ARISS contacts

NASA is now accepting proposals from US schools, museums, science
centers and community youth organizations to host an Amateur Radio
on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact between November
1, 2012 and May 1, 2013. To maximize these radio contact
opportunities, NASA is looking for organizations that will draw
large numbers of participants and integrate the contact into a
well-developed education plan. Proposals are due July 2, 2012.

Using Amateur Radio, students can ask astronauts questions about
life in space and other space-related topics. Students fully engage
in the ARISS contact by helping set up an Amateur Radio ground
station at the school and then using that station to talk directly
with a crew member on the International Space Station for
approximately 10 minutes. ARISS has a network of mentors to help
organizations obtain the technology required to host this exciting
opportunity for your students.

Interested parties should contact NASA's Teaching From Space office
via e-mail at to obtain complete
information and the proposal/application form.

You can find more information at,