In-state schools sought to partake in space odyssey

WYOMING Educational institutions around the state have been notified by the Wyoming Department of Education of a program connecting amateur radio hosts with astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

According a report by Oil City News, communications program, Amateur Radio on the International Space Station is reaching out to scholastic entities, organizations, or individuals worldwide, seeking applicants to participate in dialog via radio with crew already aboard the orbiting instalation.

Wyoming Department of Education says that station location in relation to the Earth, as well as duties of the astronauts themselves, will dictate exact dates of possible communications, but estimates a likely contact window to be July 1 thru December 31, 2020.

Application deadline is Saturday, November 30.

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station is a program created and managed by a global consortium of amateur radio organizations and space agencies including National Aeronautics and Space Administration in the USA, Rosaviakosmos in Russia, Canadian Space Agency, Japan Aeronautics Exploration Space Agency, and European Space Agency.


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