The deadline is looming for schools, educational organizations, and groups willing and able to host an Amateur Radio contact with an International Space Station crew member to submit proposals to Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS). The window for formal and informal proposals closes on November 1.
ARISS anticipates that contacts will be scheduled between July 1 and December 31, 2016. Crew schedules and ISS orbits determine exact contact dates.
ARISS is seeking organizations to sponsor events that will a draw large number of participants and integrate the contact into a well-developed education plan. Organizations must demonstrate flexibility to accommodate changes in contact dates and times.