Wednesday, January 25, 2012

NASA Official Applauds ARISS Program

NASA Education
Director Susan White
(NASA Photo)
The head of NASA's Johnson Space Center Education Office says the space agency appreciates the efforts of the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program and counts on it as one of its "outside resources" for NASA's Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program. Susan White told the annual ARISS International meeting in late October that NASA "applauds the fine educational outcomes garnered by ARISS," according to the AMSAT News Service. She said NASA's educational focus for 2012 will be continuing to make the best use of its resources, including outside efforts such as ARISS, and professional development in promoting its STEM initiative.