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ISS Commander Bill McArthur is AMSAT's Keynote Speaker




ISS Commander McArthur to Keynote at AMSAT Symposium

AMSAT is excited to announce that ISS Expedition 12 Commander William 
(Bill) S. McArthur, KC5ACR,  will be the keynote speaker at the 2006 
AMSAT Space Symposium to be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Foster 
City, California, October 6-8, 2006.  Commander McArthur is well 
known to ham radio operators - during his six months aboard the ISS 
he became the most active radio amateur ever to serve in space. 
Commander McArthur logged more than 1800 QSOs, and earned the ARRL 
Worked All States Award. His impressive track record also included a 
record 37 school contacts, Worked All Continents (including 
Antartica) and 130 DXCC entities.

Astronaut McArthur is a veteran of four space flights that include:
    * STS-58 - October 1993 (Spacelab Life Sciences Mission 2)
    * STS-74 - November 1995 (Shuttle-Mir Docking Missing 2)
    * STS-92 - October 2000 (ISS Assembly Mission 3A)
    * Expedition 12 - October 2005
In addition Bill has made four spacewalks (two each aboard STS-92 and 
Expedition 12) and was on backup crews of Expeditions 8, 9 and 
10.  He will be featured during the Annual Banquet on Saturday 
evening, October 7, 2006.

The 2006 Space Symposium will be a joint meeting with the ARISS 
International Delegates and will also include the IARU Satellite 
Advisory Panel annual meeting, and a meeting of AMSAT International 
Delegates.   For additional information please visit the AMSAT 
website at http://www.amsat.org. Click on the 2006 Space Symposium 
link in the left side menu.

This year you can register for the Space Symposium online.  Online 
Registration can be found at http://www.amsat-na.com/symposium


73,

Emily Clarke, N1DID
Symposium Chair

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