Tuesday, October 12, 2021

ARISS Gets Shout-Out from Top NASA Official

NASA Associate
Kathryn Lueders
(NASA photo)

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program has received high-level recognition from NASA.

 In a post on LinkedIn, Kathryn Lueders, the agency's Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations, said ARISS has been connecting classrooms on Earth with astronauts on board the space station for more than 20 years, noting that in preparation for their contact, "students explore a variety of STEM activities through space exploration, radio communication and wireless technologies." In addition, she said "the ARISS program plays an important role in inspiring … and encouraging students to pursue STEM careers."