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2010-07-05 ARISS Status



Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Status Report
July 5, 2010



1. Upcoming School Contact

Cavett Kids Foundation's Camp Cavett, based out of OU Medical Center in Kingston, Oklahoma, has been scheduled for an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact on Thursday, July 8 at 20:35 UTC. The mission of the Cavett Kids Foundation is to provide a forum of support through various camps, events, and programs for children with life-threatening and chronic illnesses while promoting character, coping skills, and connection.  Using ARRL (American Radio Relay League) lesson plans, children will be introduced to the basics of radio wave propagation and local radio clubs will assist with demonstrations and hands on activities.

2. Astronaut Speaks with Summer Camp via ARISS

Expedition 24 astronaut Doug Wheelock, KF5BOC participated in an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact with summer camp "Astronauts in Forest," in Perugia, Italy on Friday, July 2. The connection was provided by telebridge station ON4ISS in Belgium. Wheelock managed eight questions put to him by the camp which was attended by twenty children and four staff members. The camp, which is based on astronomy and space education, provides a program of space activities for children, ages 11 to 14. 
 
3. ARISS Included in Brazilian Space Agency Videos 

Brazilian Space Agency AEB has produced two videos about the International Space Station. The videos were recorded by astronaut Marcos Pontes and are the first videos showing ARISS activities in Portuguese. See:

Part 1     http://www.youtube.com/user/PY1KCF#p/a/u/1/vilmCC7RRQ0

Part 2     http://www.youtube.com/user/PY1KCF#p/a/u/0/GJll0WZfYmg

 
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