School Contacts

(Updated 01-01-2018)
Schools and Youth organizations, interested in setting up an ARISS radiocontact with an astronaut onboard the International Space Station, are invited to submit an Application and an educational project.
The next submission window extends from February 1 to March 28, 2018. The school selection will take place in May 2018.
The space conversation will tentatively be scheduled in the period extending from January to June 2019.
Please see details in the right side column.
The Application is to be addressed by email to :
Please, do not wait till the last days of the Application Window to submit your requests
An ARISS Mentor will guide you through the selection process. If your project is selected, he will help you prepare for the contact and a successful event. He will assist you all along the procedure.


The space agencies entrust ARISS with the task of implementing amateur contacts for schools, allowing students to put questions to astronauts on board the International Space Station and receive their answer direct from space.

Candidate schools shall prepare a space oriented educative and submit it, together with an "Application" document, to the ARISS School Selection Manager Francesco De Paolis, IKØWGF. The documents shall be e-mailed to


Reports of ARISS School Contacts are available on the ARISS-Europe Archive page. Some recordings and pictures are attached to the archived ARISS-Europe News Bulletins and can be downloaded.

IMPORTANT : Please read carefully the documents available in the right column.