BHHS ARISS Contact Thursday Nov 30 at noon.

Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli, IZ0JPA — currently aboard the International Space Station — is scheduled to talk to 16 lucky students from Bishop Hendricken High School and St. Mary Academy – Bay View this Thursday Nov 30th at noon.

Paolo Nespoli

RI students and the general public are invited to watch the livestream of the event starting at 1140AM via

Claudio, IK1SLD,  will be operating the ground station and linking to Bishop Hendricken via telebridge.  The student questions are expected to begin around 12:04PM.

Bishop Hendricken is expected to become RI’s first high school to have such a contact. 

This opportunity comes from the volunteers at Rhode Island STEAM Academy who view early and regular exposure to STEAM problem-solving as critical to the growth of Rhode Island’s economy.