International Space Station

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Live space chat is made possible through Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS), a cooperative venture among NASA, AARL, AMSAT and other worldwide amateur radio groups and international space agencies, that coordinates scheduled radio contacts between schools and astronauts aboard the ISS in orbit 250 miles above Earth.


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 September 10, 2012


LaFayette Middle School requests your presence to participate in our live Q & A session with the International Space Station.

Students and faculty of LaFayette Middle School and LaFayette Academy in LaFayette, Georgia are nearing the end of the preparation stage for a rare event that will allow them to make contact with an astronaut currently aboard the International Space Station via amateur radio. The event, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, September 21stis made possible through Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS), a cooperative venture among NASA and other international space agencies that coordinates scheduled, radio contacts between astronauts aboard the ISS and schools. The 10-minute live forum will bounce between LaFayette Middle students and astronauts as the astronauts orbit 250 miles above Earth.

Anticipation has been brewing among LaFayette Middle School and LaFayette Academy students, as throughout the last several weeks space station history and mission control have been the emphasis of the school’s newsletters, hallway bulletins, and daily announcements. Also, teachers across varying content areas have incorporated lessons regarding space, astronomy, NASA, and the ISS into their subject curriculum. ARISS and Teaching From Space, a NASA education office, encourages participating schools to lay such groundwork as part of its goal to instill interest in science, technology, engineering and math subjects and careers among students.

LaFayette Middle School will make contact with the International Space Station on Friday, September 21st at 11:00 AM. We will be having a school wide assembly beginning at 10:30 at our main campus. You are invited to attend this historic event as a V.I.P. Please RSVP to 706-638-6440 by Tuesday, September 18th. Please arrive by 10:00 AM. Parking will be available in the front of the school.

For more information regarding the ISS and LaFayette Middle and LaFayette Academy’s scheduled contact, visit LaFayette Middle’s website at or contact event organizer Karen Hughes at



Karen Hughes, Principal