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2010-06-07 ARISS Status



Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Status Report
June 7, 2010



1. Tracy Caldwell-Dyson Holds ARISS Contact with Italian Students

On Saturday, June 5, Expedition 23/24 astronaut Tracy Caldwell-Dyson, KF5DBF took part in an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact with students, ages 6 - 10, attending Istituto Comprensivo Camaiore - Scuola Secondaria 1° Grado "M. Rosi," in Camaiore, Italy. ARISS mentor Francesco De Paolis, IK0WGF introduced the event and ARISS activities with a presentation via phone line to an audience of more than 150 students, teachers, visitors and media. Caldwell-Dyson managed to answer the students' 20 questions with enough time left for an exchange of greetings and thanks. The ARISS contact highlighted the students' science lessons covering space and radio communications.  Regional media and newspapers such as RAI3 Toscana and Il tirreno covered the event.

2. ARRL Article on WIA Celebration and ARISS Contact

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) posted a story about the WIA (Wireless Institute of Australia) centenary dinner which included an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact with students from Canberra. To view the article, see:
http://www.arrl.org/news/australia-students-celebrate-wia-centenary-with-ariss-qso

The story was also published in the ARRL Letter:
http://www.arrl.org/arrlletter?issue=2010-06-03#toc03



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