Latest Amateur Radio on the International Space Station Stories

ISS Ham video in action
2014-05-06 04:30:49

[ Watch the Video: Ham Video Premieres On Space Station ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While amateur radio enthusiasts have been able to communicate with astronauts on the International Space Station since its inauguration in 2000, a new digital amateur television (DATV) transmitter installed in the Columbus laboratory will add a visual element to those conversations, the European Space Agency announced on Monday. For the past 14 years, people on Earth...

2014-01-02 12:20:51

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students in Newport News and Williamsburg, Va., will begin 2014 by talking with astronauts in orbit aboard the International Space Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Expedition 38 Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA will participate in a live video chat, or downlink, at 10:25 a.m. EST Tuesday, Jan. 7, with students and educators from Denbigh High School's Aviation Academy in Newport News....

2013-01-19 08:23:33

Students from two schools, one in Iowa and the other in New York, are the winners of the International Space Station (ISS) Science Challenge, NASA announced Friday. Challenge winners from North Tama Elementary in Traer, Iowa, and Madison Elementary in Massena, N.Y., are being inspired to learn more about the space station's cutting-edge research by designing programs to teach others about specific experiments and what scientists are hoping to learn. This pilot program was created by Darcie...

2012-12-10 16:55:32

NASA is offering opportunities for schools and educational groups to speak with astronauts aboard the International Space Station to learn about living and working in space. Crew members will be available for question and answer sessions in 2013. NASA offers two options for students to interact with astronauts -- in-flight education downlinks and Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) opportunities. Proposals for both downlinks and ARISS are being accepted now for...

2008-12-22 17:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Two years after applying to NASA, Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum will be honored by conducting an Amateur Radio live connection to speak with the International Space Station and Astronaut E. Michael Fincke. Spearheaded by Ig Justyna with a local amateur radio group, they applied to Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) on behalf of the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. When asked why they chose Ann Arbor's Hands-On Museum for this...

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  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
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