On February 17, 2018, Filipino students will directly communicate with the International Space Station (ISS).  The live contact was organized by the PHL-Microsat Program and co-implemented by UP Diliman and Department Of Science and Technology- Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) to spread knowledge on space science and technology, and inspire more students to pursue studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

The event will be participated by high school students from the University of the Philippines Integrated School and the Holy Angel University in Pampanga. Through this activity, students will be able to experience communicating directly with astronauts on-board the International Space Station using radio communication.

This milestone event, which will be held at the UP EEEI - Meralco Innovation Hall in Diliman, Quezon City will be shared to the public via livestreaming on DOST-ASTI's Official website and Facebook page.

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Over the years, the emergence of information and communications technology has greatly affected the lives of people in the world crossing borders among countries and bringing access closer to one another. In the same token, the birth of Microelectronics has resulted to progress in the development of smaller, lighter and more efficient electronic devices.

This development has a striking resemblance to the birth of one of the research and development institutes of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI). It was in 1987 when President Corazon C. Aquino renamed the then National Science and Technology Authority (NSTA) to Department of Science and Technology (DOST). As an offshoot of such sequential events, the DOST-ASTI was created as a research and development institute of the Department by virtue of Executive Order No. 128.

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