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ARISS Event -- Challenger Learning Center at Prairie Aviation Museum on Monday



The ARISS team is pleased to announce that the next school 
contact with the International Space Station astronauts 
will take place Monday, 16 August between the ISS crew and 
students at Challenger Learning Center at Prairie Aviation 
Museum, Bloomington, Illinois, USA. The contact is 
scheduled to begin approximately 1805 UTC.

"The Challenger Learning Center at Prairie Aviation Museum 
is a not-for-profit educational organization offering an 
interactive simulated space science experience for 
students, public and corporate groups. Each of the over 50 
centers world-wide are chartered through the Challenger 
Center for Space Science Education, founded in Alexandria, 
Virginia, in 1986 by the families of the seven astronauts 
tragically lost during the STS 51-L Challenger space 
shuttle mission.  Through scheduled team missions, the 
Challenger Learning Center promotes leadership, 
communications, problem-solving and critical thinking 
skills while supporting our country's goals of improving 
science, math and technology education. For this contact, 
[the museum is] partnering with Central Illinois Radio 
Club (CIRC), a local amateur radio club."



More details will be provided as they become available.



ARISS is an international educational outreach program 
with US participation from NASA, AMSAT (The Amateur 
Satellite Radio Corp.), and the American Radio Relay 
League.  ARISS offers an opportunity for students to 
experience the excitement of Amateur Radio by talking 
directly with crewmembers on-board the International Space 
Station. Teachers, parents and communities experience, 
first hand, how Amateur Radio and crewmembers on ISS can 
energize youngsters' interest in science, technology, and 
learning.  Further information on the ARISS programme is 
available on the website http://www.rac.ca/ariss

Thank you & 73,
Scott H. Stevens / N3ASA
ARISS Team Member
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