500th ARISS SCHOOL CONTACT HAS BEEN PERFORMED BY ISS COMMANDER FRANK DE WINNE ON1DWN
At the end off the contact, Frank thanked Shane Lynd - VK4KHZ - for the many ARISS telebridge contacts he already performed.
Shane shares these thanks with his colleagues of the 11 ARISS telebridge ground stations which cover all five continents.
This was the 500th School Contact since ARISS began operations in the year 2000.
Schools in all continents benefit from ARISS educative School Contacts.
Audio recordings of the
The audio recording of the Gao contact has been appended to the 16 October News Bulletin. The recording of the Mbour contact will be made available soon.
ARISS is an international educational outreach program partnering the participating space agencies, NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, CNES, JAXA, and CSA, with the AMSAT and IARU organizations from participating countries.
ARISS offers an opportunity for students to experience the excitement of Amateur Radio by talking directly with crewmembers onboard the International Space Station. Teachers, parents and communities see, first hand, how Amateur Radio and crewmembers on ISS can energize youngsters' interest in science, technology and learning.
Gaston Bertels - ON4WF