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SCaN is committed to strategic communications, education and public outreach efforts in order for the public to understand the importance of communications and navigation in making possible all space missions. SCaN supports NASA’s education goal of promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education through its K-12 and university level activities.

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Outreach Partnerships

SCaN Sponsored Outreach Programs and Exhibits

SCaN sponsors various educational programs, projects, and travelling exhibits, including the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program, the Goldstone Apple Valley Radio Telescope (GAVRT), and

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Students participate in an ARISS radio contact with the International Space Station.

The Invisible Network Podcast

NASA presents The Invisible Network, a podcast giving you a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the feats of engineering that make possible humanity's ambitions among the stars.

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