The Children’s Inn at NIH Bethesda, Maryland, telebridge contact via ON4ISS

The Children’s Inn at NIH (National Institutes of Health), Bethesda, Maryland, USA

There was a telebridge Contact via Amateur Radio allowing students to ask their questions of Astronaut John Shoffner, amateur radio call sign KO4MJC. Shoffner is a STEM advocate, business pioneer, and life-long space enthusiast, John Shoffner will serve as pilot for Axiom Space’s Ax-2 mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on the SpaceX Dragon. Shoffner currently lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, and is honored to have this opportunity to not only achieve one of his greatest life’s dreams but also to use the Ax-2 mission to ignite a passion for STEM education in teachers and students worldwide to each pursue their ambitions.

The ARISS radio contact was scheduled for May 26, 2023 at 17:31 UTC. The ARISS amateur radio ground station (telebridge station) for this contact is in Aartselaar, Belgium and use the callsign ON4ISS.