Monday, January 31, 2022

ARISS Makes NASA's "Best Pictures" List for 2021


Two images of Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) activity were included among NASA's "Best Space Station Science Pictures of 2021" video. According to the ARRL Letter, this is significant because it acknowledges the science education and research elements of the ARISS program.The images are shared here.

In the top image, NASA astronaut Shannon Walker and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Soichi Noguchi pose for a photo during an ARISS session with junior high school students in Japan. In the bottom image, NASA astronaut Raja Chari spoke with students from Chile. 

The program’s goal is to spark student interest in mathematics and science and inspire the next generation of explorers. Selected students learn about the station, radio waves, and other topics and prepare questions before their scheduled call. (Images and photo info courtesy NASA)