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----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Jewell" <ac9r@home.com>
To: <amsat_bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, November 17, 2000 2:35 PM
Subject: am I missing something?SORRY!


> This was missing:
>
> A few years ago I did a SAREX project (STS-58) with Sycamore Middle
School,
> in Cheatham County, TN.
> One of the 12 students that worked with me for 12 weeks getting ready for
> that special day, was killed in a car accident a year later.
>
> At his funeral, his space science teacher told all in attendance, why the
> song "Angels Among Us" by the country music group "Alabama", was sung at
the
> funeral.  It was because the group "Alabama" was so impressed with what
the
> kids had done, that they included the "Sycamore" kids in their music video
> by that name and also in their video "Unsung Heroes".
>
> The teacher went on to explain to those at the funeral what AMSAT, ARRL
and
> SAREX were all about and why it meant so much to the student, Jody Taylor.
>
> I promised Jody's father that I would do whatever it took to get his name
> into space because he loved it so much.
>
> On Tuesday, when AO-40 was launched, Jody Taylor's name was attached to
the
> satellite on the "call signs to fly" plaque as a SWL (Short Wave
Listener).
> (See amsat.uk@amsat.org).  (For some reason, the first plaque with Jody's
> name is no longer available on this site at this time, but will be in the
> future.)
>
> When you give your time to teaching students about radio and space
> communications, you never know how much of an impression you are really
> making.
>
> I think Jody had a better view of the launch than any of did with our high
> tech electronic gadgets.
>
> AC9R AMSAT #2001
> Mid TN AMSAT Coordinator
> Cheatham County ARES EC
>

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