Tuesday, April 5, 2016

ARISS Celebrates 1000th School Contact

NASA Photo
The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station program celebrated a milestone in March as Astronaut Tim Kopra, KE5UDN, made the one-thousandth ARISS school contact with a group at the University of North Dakota comprised of students ranging from kindergarten through graduate school. The March 10 linkup was the first ARISS QSO with North Dakota since the program began back in 2000, according to the AMSAT News Service. NASA's ISS Program Office has produced several videos to mark the event, including "ARISS: 1,000 Calls and Counting," available online at <http://bit.ly/1Vqq0le>.