April 2018 - ARISS advises Pell Elementary that it will be scheduling its "RI Space Chat #3"  with the orbiting ISS sometime during the week of October 1st.  Student questions and names will need to be firmed up by mid-September. 

March 2018 - 1. Pell requests to schedule the "chat" over several weeks in October. 2, ARISS approves the Pell technical 
plan to use the "telebridge" option which will tie the school to an ARISS ground station that will establish and operate the radio link to the ISS. 

February 2018 - 1. Over 40 students participate in the international "School Club Round Up" radio contest February 12-14,  Radio contacts were made with schools in Rhode Island, Minnesota, Virginia, Ohio, Georgia, and Indiana  2. Technical plan submitted to ARISS.  

January 2018 - Key Pell Elementary School personnel and volunteers from Newport County Radio Club will participate in national webinar to prepare their technical proposal, 

December 2017 - ARISS US accepts Pell's educational proposal and requests a technical plan for the primary and backup radio stations. 

October-November 2017 - Pell's STEM teachers Mary Nordby and Lori Delemos work with Copernicus STEAM Learning Lab staff to author an educational p
lan for submission to ARISS mid November.