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Joe,
I have passed your posting on, in the hope that we can get you more
specific answers. Keep watching -bb.
I will tell you that about half of the kids are American (7500 out of
15,000 last year).
The cost info will follow.
Regards,
Gunther
W8GSM


-----Original Message-----
From: joseph Murray [mailto:k0vty@juno.com] 
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2003 8:16 PM
To: gmouse@neo.rr.com; amsat-bb@amsat.org
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: ARISS Benefits AMSAT - REPLY -


Gunther 

Do non US children get benefits from ARISS and if so how are the costs
managed.

Joe  K0VTY
===========================
On Fri, 11 Jul 2003 19:20:23 -0400 "Gunther Meisse" <gmouse@neo.rr.com>
writes:
> Thanks Bob!!!
>  There are some valid concerns about the visibility that AMSAT gets 
> from, and within, the ARISS program. I have just ask for a copy of all
> the material that is provided to the participants. We'll see just 
> how
> much attention we are getting. If it is unsatisfactory, we can make
> suggestions to the committee on enhancements that we feel are
> appropriate. I already have some ideas I am "scoping-out" that will 
> give
> us a broader brush with the kids in the very important "After-Glow"
> period, the days and weeks following their experience. From the
> discussion that has taken place here on the -bb, I think everyone 
> can
> rest assured that the topic will be on the agenda for the new BoD.
> Please remember that the ARISS program has a distinguished past, 
> serving
> some 15,000 kids just this past year... If there is an aspect that 
> needs
> fixed, that can be done.
> 
> Gunther
> W8GSM
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org] On 
> Behalf Of Bob Bruninga
> Sent: Friday, July 11, 2003 4:53 PM
> Cc: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] 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...
> 
> Bob
> 
> 
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