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ARISS Cmdr Frank Culbertson, KD5OPQ School contact



Hi All,
    Alan Boyle of MSNBC who covered several stories on the MIR Space Station
has presented another outstanding story. This story covers  Commander Frank
Culbertson, KD5OPQ's contact with Armand  Bayou Elementry school in Houston.
This presentation contains perfect audio of the children asking and
receiving answers from Frank.  He also talked with his son and daughter who
attend this school.
    The MSNBC story shows a picture of Frank at the ARISS setup for the
Amateur Radio  Station. In the future it is planned that this type of
picture within the ISS  or pictures outside the ISS can be sent to  all
Amateur
Radio Stations on Earth to see via Amateur Radio SSTV.  This SSTV  System is
called SpaceCam1 and is currently in test with excellent results via AMSAT
AO-40.  For those listening to AO-40,  SSTV picture exchanges  can be seen
from time to time
around the frequency of 2401.350 MHz.  Excellent pictures have been sent and
received from Europe, Japan and Australia as well as within the USA.
    The MSNBC Story can be seen at:

http://www.msnbc.com/news/505064.asp

    Submitted by Farrell Windeer, W8ZCF, Cincinnati, Ohio.



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