ARISS to Mull Ham Radio’s Role in Distant Space Travel American Radio Relay League

The Elser-Mathes Cup, sitting idle for more than 75 years, is intended to mark the occasion of the first two-way Amateur Radio contact between Earth and Mars. That day may be moving closer. The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) International Team will contemplate ham radio’s role as NASA–in response to a recent presidential initiative–seeks to expand the horizons of human spaceflight to the moon, Mars and beyond.