Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) will offer a group of pupils at the Mary Hare School for deaf children in England an opportunity to speak with an astronaut via amateur radio. The contact is expected to take place sometime during October 10 – 17. Mary Hare School, with Pippa Middleton as its ambassador, is the largest non-maintained school for deaf children in the UK. The event will mark the first time an ARISS contact has been arranged with a school for deaf youth.
“It is a very exciting event — a world first for deaf pupils,” said Alex Ayling, a science teacher at the school. “I think it is very important to our deaf pupils, as it shows whatever your challenges with communication there is no limit to what you can achieve. The sky is not the limit.”
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