School Contacts

(Updated 01-05-2016)
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 September 1 to November 30, 2016.
The space conversation will tentatively be scheduled in the period extending from September 2017 to January 2018.
Please see details in the right side column.
The Application is to be addressed by email to :


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.