Amateur Radio on board the International Space Station (ARISS) is an international working group of amateur radio societies of the countries participating to the ISS, devoted to implementing the amateur radio station on board the ISS and in charge of planning school contacts with astronauts.
More information is available on the ARISS-Europe website <http://www.ariss-eu.org/>
ESA, the European Space Agency, had invited the Spanish primary schools to participate to a competition on the subject of Space exploration, more precidely on the Cervantes Mission, the 10 days visit of Spanish ESA astronaut Pedro Duque to the International Space Station. The children of the winning classes would have the opportunity to participate to an ARISS School Contact and this educational activity was called “Habla ISS” and advertised on a special ESA webpage.
Dozens of schools participated and the children wrote
poems, created drawings and paintings and even built a papier
mache model of a space rocket. All these artworks
were submitted to a selection committee at ESTEC, the
Meanwhile, the children of the six classes submitted questions they would like to ask Pedro Duque. Twenty questions were selected. We circulated them in our previous news bulletin.
At local time, the main meeting room was crowded: the
six classes, the authorities, the media. Three times
the twenty children whose questions had been selected had trained, reading
their question in the ground station’s microphone. Now they were ready. On the
big screen they could see the ISS crossing the American continent and soon the
At (), right on time, Pedro Duque, ED4ISS operating NA1SS answered the call. During the
pass of the ISS in the sky of
The event was webcast real
time by EA1RCT, the RadioClub of the
The audio of both Spanish ARISS School Contacts with Ourense and with
Go to News Bulletins, select
Other sites related to these contacts: