Friday, July 26, 2013

NASA Intern Upgrades ARISS Scheduling Software

Trying to schedule a school contact with astronauts aboard the International Space Station has been a labor and time-intensive task … which has just been made considerably easier, thanks to the efforts of an
Oklahoma State University student interning with NASA's Education Projects Office.

The AMSAT News Service reports that Nolan Replogle, a computer engineering major, upgraded the scheduling software to add a user interface and to integrate more efficiently with NASA computers and staff that deal with the overall scheduling for the space station and its crew. Replogle named the updated software ARRISA, or ARISS Assistant.