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Re: Re: ARISS Benefits AMSAT

On Fri, 11 Jul 2003, Estes Wayne-W10191 wrote:

> Regardless of the magnitude, the real question is, it APPROPRIATE for
> AMSAT to financially support ARISS?  We already provide most of the
> labor.  We don't appear to be the main beneficiary.

Who is this "we"?  AMSAT, or you personally?
I maintain that AMSAT and HAM radio in space IS the primary beneficiary...

> We have a severe shortage of resources for building and launching
> satellites, which is clearly what most AMSAT members want to be the
> primary objective of AMSAT.

Where do you get the opinion "clearly" and "most"?  That is not clear to
me at all and I dont think "most" would be willing to let ARISS die.
Yes it seems to be the drum beat of a vocifirous minority, but the louder
they beat their own drum, does not mean everyone else is dancing to it...
In fact, Im looking for earplugs...


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