Have you ever wondered what kind of STEM activities occur on the International Space Station? Follow astronauts as they demonstrate STEM concepts such as Newton’s Laws of Motion, surface tension, advances in technology and more.
Astronauts communicate with Earth by sending data through a set of satellites to antennas on the ground.
Space Communications and Navigation
NASA's Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) program sponsors various educational programs, projects, and travelling exhibits.
How Do Astronauts Stay In Touch with Earth?
Mission Control is home to many different players in many different positions that support the astronauts while they're out on the field. Communication is important, but how exactly do they stay in touch?
Build a Communications Satellite
Play this game to build a satellite that helps send information from other spacecraft to Earth.
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station
ARISS lets students worldwide use radio science technology to experience the excitement of talking directly with crew members of the International Space Station.
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