Amateur Radio with the International Space Station (ARISS)
Time & Location
About the Event
Join us for a live conversation with an astronaut who is currently on the International Space Station!
This event has been a lot of work in the making and we hope that you will enjoy this once in a lifetime experience. There have been 10 students selected to ask questions directly to the astronaut through connections at NASA and amateur radio in real time. The student projects have been submitted for a slideshow and now we are counting down for the big event.
We are inviting everyone to listen in on this conversation through a link that will be e-mailed out to you once the final date and time has been selected, one week prior. The tenative dates for the event will be the week of May 24-30th. Note, the exact date and time will be confirmed one week prior via e-mail to those who register for the event.
What will take place during the livestream?
1) There will be 3 short videos shown:
a) The first one to explain how amateur radio works.
b) The second will explain what happens on the astronauts end during the live stream.
c) The third will be the video montage of Roots student projects.
2) We will hear communication from the ground station and ARISS personal as they connect to the astronaut on the International Space Station
3) The selected 10 students will have the opportunity to ask their question directly to the astronaut in real time! The connection time with the astronaut will be approximately 10 minutes in length, until the ISS passes below the horizon.
**Note that there are times when the connection with the astronaut doesn't work or is not as long as anticipated**