Welcome Soleado Elementary School Students and International Space Station Fans!

Welcome to ION Kids Network’s live presentation of a very special 17,000 MPH link-up between Soleado Elementary School and the NASA International Space Station!

11:30 am | Monday 02.25 We’re Live!
During school / class (not “after”!), our 30 minute show went live at 11:30 – in anticipation of this historic event. Viewers from around the world enjoyed the “static” coverage during and after – as we maintain the coverage right here and distribute to those millions who simply were unable to tune in during class or from work / home.

11:53 am | Monday 02.25
At approximately 11:53 am we made the historic live connect.ion with Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield – on board the ISS – as it passed high, high above the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Soleado was one of only 700 schools worldwide selected to be a part of the prestigious ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) program. The program partners with NASA to increase student interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) by engaging students in real world application of classroom learning and sparking an interest in these fields.

Soleado students, faculty and parents were more than ready for launch – and are currently integrating NASA’s space elementary school curriculum, leading to direct communication with the International Space Station contact on January 25, 2013 – a historic day on ION Kids Network, ION RPV and schools and viewers throughout the world!

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