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ARISS
     Amateur Radio on the International Space Station

Given the need to develop new innovative engineers for our future technologies, AMSAT organizations around the world are working daily bringing the youth of the world in live contact with the astronauts of many countries through the ARISS program. This outstanding educational program is managed by AMSAT North America's Frank Bauer, one of NASA's outstanding scientists.Given the need to develop new innovative engineers for our future technologies, AMSAT organizations around the world are working daily bringing the youth of the world in live contact with the astronauts of many countries through the ARISS program. This outstanding educational program is managed by AMSAT North America's Frank Bauer, one of NASA's outstanding scientists.

Pictured above is Amateur Radio operator and classroom teacher Carrie Cunningham (N7NFX) assisting her son Adam during their ARISS contact from Scottsdale, AZ.
Pictured above are the students and AMSAT volunteers who participated in an ARISS contact at the Challenger Learning Center of Central Illinois in Bloomington, IL
AMSAT North America continues to be the largest non-government funding source for the ARISS program. Students in elementary through high school, on every continent, have the opportunity to talk with the ham radio astronauts aboard the International Space Station as it orbits the Earth.

University Projects and CubeSats

AMSAT members arrange and guide the students through the process and provide the necessary equipment on the ground to make these thrilling contacts. In 2004 over 15,000 young people worldwide had one of the great thrills of their young lives as they got to speak firsthand with some of the world's true role models.

Pictured from left to right: Students Ron Fevig, John Gruenenfelder, Stephanie Rodriguez, and AMSAT mentor Chuck Green at the University of Arizona. The students’ navigational experiment will fly soon on an AMSAT Satellite
Pictured above is the CubeSat Working Group at Cornell University. From left to right, students Jeff Baldwin, Cindy Jih, Esther Jun, Jin-woo Lee, "T" Brauneis, AMSAT President Rick Hambly W2GPS, and Cornell Student Advisor Mike Hammer, N2VR.
The future "Bird Builders" are presently engaged in their university schooling. What better time than right now to share the AMSAT experience with them? Using the Senior Advisor members of AMSAT as mentors, we hope to engage these universities, assisting them in their CubeSat design, including system design, orbital tracking, complex communications, electronics, and the enjoyment and adventure of ham radio.

A Public View

AMSAT takes advantage of every possible opportunity to gain public exposure for the educational work of the organization. From actual displays manned by AMSAT volunteers at science centers, to static displays such as the one pictured below at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC.

Dick Daniels, W4PUJ, one of AMSAT’s Visionaries & Mentors, admires the full scale detailed model of OSCAR-1 on display at the National Air & Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles Airport in Virginia

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