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ARISS Offering Online Information Sessions for Prospective Contact Hosts


The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program coordinator will offer three online information sessions during March for schools and organizations that are interested in hosting an ARISS Amateur Radio contact with a member of the International Space Station crew. These hour-long sessions are aimed at providing more information regarding US ARISS contacts and the proposal process. There will be an opportunity to ask questions. Prospective ARISS contact sponsors are not required to attend an online information session, but they are strongly encouraged to do so.

Information sessions will be offered on Wednesday, March 11, at 2000 UTC, on Monday, March 16 at 2300 UTC, and on Thursday, March 26, at 2000 UTC. Advance registration is required. Contact ARISS to sign up for a session.

The US ARISS contact proposal window will remain open until April 15. ARISS is seeking formal and informal educational institutions and organizations, individually or working together, to host an Amateur Radio contact with an ISS crew member between January 1 and June 30, 2016. ARISS is looking for organizations that have the potential to draw large numbers of participants and can integrate the contact into a well-developed educational plan.

Details on expectations, audience, proposal guidelines, and proposal form, and dates and times of information sessions are on the ARRL website. E-mail ARISS with any questions.





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