Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS)

Our twelve selected students from Years 3 to 6 had the wonderful opportunity to speak with Serena Aunon-Chancellor (American physician, engineer, and NASA astronaut, serving as a flight engineer in the current expedition (Expedition 56/57) to the ISS) on Tuesday 17th July 2018 as the ISS passed over Australia. The live stream broadcast by ARISS on YouTube (below) commenced at about 5.30pm and contact occurred at about 6.24pm. 

ARISS Link 2018 YouTube image

We received a message of support from Julia Banks MP, Federal Member for Chisholm:

 

 

Our students recorded the following message in anticipation of the ARISS link:

 

 

Media: Department of Education & Training, 7 News (Wednesday 18th July), The Project (Thursday 19th July), and in our local newspaper, the Monash Leader, in a front page story, published Tuesday 24th July: