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Re: AMSAT Journal, Membership survey, ARISS/Human Spaceflight



Hooray!
I Vote YES-Give it a rest!  The puplicity Amateur Radio gets from Space Flight communications is priceless. Second place for us is disaster communications-the people in Florida and other areas hit by storms can attest to this.
Dee, NB2F

----- Original Message -----
From: Robert McGwier <rwmcgwier@comcast.net>
Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2004 8:09 pm
Subject: [amsat-bb] AMSAT Journal, Membership survey, ARISS/Human Spaceflight

> Gunther:
> 
> Thanks for your article on the membership survey.
> 
> It is pretty clear that the members have spoken.
> 
> While the tables did NOT reproduce properly, I think
> it is easy to interpret the results on ARISS/Human spaceflight.
> The table caption is also not a Yes/No question so I am
> interpreting this as reporting "DO YOU support human space
> flight participation?".
> 
> 72.43% of the members surveyed voted FOR continued ARISS
> Human flight comms support.  100% of the control group did (AMSAT 
> insiders).
> <=7% voted against it and 20.68% didn't care or didn't
> know.
> 
> Educational outreach was a huge winner and I see ARISS as
> a major component if not the major component in the K-12
> educational support which was the target of that response
> (according to the table).
> 
> I hope that this will settle it.  Detractors of human
> spaceflight are in a 14:1 minority with yes 3/4 and I don't
> care 20%.  To say that the majority is not representing you
> is false since we are spending most of our "non-membership
> support" right where you want it.
> 
> Give it a rest.
> 
> Bob
> N4HY
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