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cnn ham iss report



Space station crew 'hams' it up ahead of cargo ship visit
  
The International Space Station    
 
November 13, 2000
Web posted at: 1:49 PM EST (1849 GMT)


By Richard Stenger
CNN.com Writer

(CNN) -- The first residents of the International Space Station enjoyed a
few days rest before preparing for the arrival of a Russian spacecraft
crammed with tons of supplies. During their down time they hooked up a
ham radio and spoke with people more than 200 miles (320 km) below on
Earth. 

The crew of two cosmonauts and one astronaut over the weekend
successfully fired up their new ham radio equipment in Zarya, one of
three modules currently comprising the orbiting outpost, NASA said. 
 
 
  The agency said the trio would use the radio to talk with school
children and ham radio operators throughout the world. But a NASA
spokesman at Mission Control in Houston said Monday he did not know who
the crew spoke with during their first ham radio conversations. 
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