International Space Station contact is a success

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KEYT-TV news story HD video of the ISS contact Facebook photos On May 22, 2013, Anacapa School students had a chance to speak with NASA Astronaut and former Navy SEAL Christopher J. Cassidy via a live Amateur Radio link to the International Space Station (ISS) (Astronaut Chris Cassidy’s NASA Bio). The 10-minute Q&A session with NA1SS […]

Anacapa School Space Synthesis Unit review

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NASA Astronaut Rick Linnehan was the keynote speaker during the three-day intensive 2013 Synthesis Unit “Space: Where Are We Going” at Anacapa School. Each year, the Anacapa School Synthesis Unit provides students with unique opportunities to explore a topic in depth.  Expert speakers make individual 45-minute presentations with time for questions and answers. After three days […]

Amateur Radio Newsline – Anacapa Space Synthesis Unit

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Amateur Radio Newsline™ 1/11/2013: Report 1848 Amateur Radio Newsline covered the Anacapa School 2013 Synthesis Unit “Space: Where Are We Going?“

Anacapa to Host Space Experts Including NASA Astronaut Linnehan

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I’ve been working as the coordinator with a team of faculty members at Anacapa School on an exciting unit on space.  Watch videos of the 2013 Synthesis Unit speakers. Here is the media release: January 7, 2013 — Santa Barbara, Calif. This month, students at Anacapa School will have the honor of having experts on hand […]

Anacapa to Host Live Q&A with the International Space Station

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Student space exploration group works with S.B. Amateur Radio Club to connect to astronauts October 4, 2012 — Santa Barbara, Calif. Students and faculty of Anacapa School are preparing for a rare event that will allow them to make contact with an astronaut currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS) via amateur radio as part […]

KEYT 3 News – Anacapa’s near space ballon

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John Palminteri interviewed the ANSEC crew about the success of AAHAB-2’s flight to 111,814 feet above the Earth’s surface.

Letter of congratulations to ANSEC crew

Anacapa Near Space Exploration Club AAHAB-1 Team Members 814 Santa Barbara Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Dear AAHAB-1 Team Members: I am still floating from the major success of the balloon launch. I hope you all know how much of an achievement this project was. Each one of you contributed in a major way to […]

Media release: Anacapa’s near space balloon launch is a success

Students capture photos and environmental data from 90,000 feet above Earth’s surface See more photos in the Facebook album. S.B. News-Press: Students explore atmosphere with balloon-equipped camera S.B. Independent: Anacapa School Skirts the Stratosphere KCLU Public Radio: Lance Orozco’s radio feature story S.B. EdHat: Anacapa School’s Launch a Success Noozhawk: Anacapa School Project Soars to Stratospheric […]

KCLU/NPR – Anacapa’s space mission

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Yesterday, Lance Orozco from the NPR affiliate station in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties came to the Anacapa School to interview my students and me about our plans to launch the Anacapa Amateur High Altitude Balloon 1 (AAHAB-1) on Saturday.  His story aired this morning on KCLU. Listen to KCLU’s radio news story (mp3 | […]

“Ground Control to Anacapa School” – A near space mission

T-minus four days, nine hours until lift off of AAHAB-1, Anacapa School’s first near space probe!  What is a near space probe?  Never mind that … what is “near space?” Over the past few years the proliferation of GPS-enabled devices, as well as compact and light-weight digital photography, has helped give bloom to a burgeoning […]