With the help of Amateur Radio clubs and ham radio operators, space shuttle astronauts have been speaking over the ham airwaves while in orbit. They are talking directly with large groups of the general public, showing teachers, students, parents and communities how Amateur Radio energizes youngsters about science, technology, and learning. The program was called SAREX, the Space Amateur Radio Experiment and is now called ARISS, Amateur Radio on the International Space Station.
ARISS is sponsored by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
For media personnel: If you want photos related to ARISS, or wish to research stories about ARISS, here are two useful links:
Search for ARISS on the ARRL Web site
Search for ARISS on the NASA Web site
Amateur Radio aboard Mir
Mir's final chapter
ARISS School Application
ARISS General Information
Past SAREX Missions
Considering Joining in the Fun of ARISS?
SAREX QSL Cards
SAREX files area
Space Shuttle communications via WA3NAN
SAREX logo (sarex.jpg, 29,662 bytes)
SAREX montage (sarex-mo.jpg, 101,134 bytes), described in sarex-mo.txt
Godwin talks via SAREX (godwin.jpg, 59,642 bytes), described in godwin.txt
STS-74 QSL card (79,377 bytes)
STS-78 QSL card (100,666 bytes)
NASA Shuttle Web
NASA ARISS Web
NASA SAREX Web page
Goddard Amateur Radio Club, Inc, WA3NAN, located at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Johnson Space Center Amateur Radio Club, W5RRR, Houston, Texas
NASA Amateur Radio in Space Teacher's Guide
Thank you for supporting SAREX. If you have questions or comments about this page, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd enjoy hearing from you!