ARISS CONTACT WITH SCHOOL IN
In the college Science Club meeting room, the audience
kept their breath when Jan Francois 6W7RV started calling "OR4ISS, OR4ISS
here is 6V7SPACE from
Authorities, journalists and the Senegalese television
(RTS) were impressed by this first direct ARISS contact in central
Jan Francois 6W7RV and his team had installed VHF tracking antennas on the roof of the Science Club and the radio station did an excellent job. Alassane 6W1QR had carefully prepared the students. Daniel 6W7RP supervised the organisation. Congratulations for this successful event.
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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