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Sent: 4/25/2012 11:46:36 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: [gsfc-nasavt] ARISS Opportunity Announcement

NASA is now accepting proposals from U.S. schools, museums, science centers and community youth organizations to host an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station, or ARISS, contact between November 1, 2012 and May 1, 2013. To maximize these radio contact opportunities, NASA is looking for organizations that will draw large numbers of participants and integrate the contact into a well-developed education plan. Proposals are due July 2, 2012.

Using amateur radio, students can ask astronauts questions about life in space and other space-related topics. Students fully engage in the ARISS contact by helping set up an amateur radio ground station at the school and then using that station to talk directly with a crew member on the International Space Station for approximately 10 minutes. The technology is easier to acquire than ever before. ARISS has a network of mentors to help you obtain the technology required to host this once in a lifetime opportunity for your students.

To obtain the proposal guide and form along with details about online informational sessions, contact Teaching From Space, a NASA Education office, at [log in to unmask] href="mip:[log in to unmask]">[log in to unmask].