ARISS School Contact with school in France successful


A successful ARISS School Contact was performed with Collège Joseph Chassigneux, Vinay, France, Tuesday February 1 at 07:02 UTC, which is 08:02 CEWT.


The School ”Joseph Chassigneux” is located in Vinay, south-east of France, between Grenoble and Valence, in the valley of the river «Isere», nearby the area of Vercors.


This is a very mountanous environment. The maximum elevation was only 28 degrees. Consequently, only 6 questions could be handled. Jean-Marie Delacour F5AQB operated the contact.


The students and teachers were delighted about their space talk with astronaut Paolo Nespoli IR0ISS, which they will never forget.


Teacher Pascal Drouvin F8JZR and his students asked that a photo of the participants (see annex) with grateful thanks be forwarded to Paolo Nespoli onboard the International Space Station. This was done. 


The radio-club F6KJJ worked hard on this project together with the school. All were happy with a successful accomplishment under difficult conditions.


Congratulations to the school, the students and the team.


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

ARISS Chairman



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