NASA Accepting U.S. ARISS Proposals

NASA is now accepting proposals from U.S. schools, museums, science centers and community youth organizations, individually or working together, to host an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station, or ARISS, contact between May 1, 2013 and Nov. 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. Radio contacts are approximately 10 minutes in length.

Proposals are due January 28, 2013.

To access more information including dates and times for online information sessions, the planning guide and proposal form, visit

This opportunity to make contact with the International Space Station is an incredible connection to NASA Now: Human Research on the ISS. NASA Now is an Emmy Award winning video series brought to you by NASA Explorer Schools. To access this episode of NASA Now, visit the NES Virtual Campus,