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Hi Peter DB2OS and All

Just received now additional news from Perry Klein W3PK about the
ARISS activities.

73" de

i8CVS Domenico

----- Original Message -----
From: "Perry Klein" <perryklein@earthlink.net>
To: <i8cvs@amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, September 25, 2006 7:52 PM
Subject: ARISS weekly report to NASA

Dom - Here is today's weekly status report to NASA of ARISS activities in
the past week.

73, Perry, W3PK
====================================================

ARISS Status
September 25, 2006



1. Swiss School Contact Successful

Thomas Reiter, DF4TR, spoke with students from the Gymnase Intercantonal de
la Broye at the Musee de l'aviation militaire in Payerne, Switzerland on
Friday, September 22. Eight students' questions were answered as 50 people
gathered around the radio.  Another 300 witnessed the contact in the hall
where the event was transmitted on screen by amateur television (ATV).
Media coverage included newspapers and television.

2. George Washington University Contact Successful

Space visitor Anousheh Ansari participated in a contact with her alma mater,
George Washington University (GWU) in Washington, D.C. on Friday, September
22. As Ansari was Japanese participant, Dice-K Enomoto's back up on the
Soyuz flight, she did not have time to get her U.S. license.  Jeff Williams,
KD5TVQ, acted as the control operator during the contact. Students from
several area schools participated in the event: Eastern Middle School,
Silver Spring, Md. (a NASA Explorer School); School Without Walls Senior
High School, Washington, D.C.; Stevens Elementary School, Washington, D.C.;
and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, Va.
Six students were able to have their questions answered. The event was held
in the GWU Marvin Center amphitheater where approximately 125 people
gathered. Television stations Fox TV 5, ABC WJLA 7 and news channel 8
provided coverage of the GWU ARISS contact as did the Washington Post and
some other local papers. See:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/22/AR2006092201
496.html

Photos of the event may be viewed on:
http://artemis.crosslink.net/~pk/AMSAT/AMSAT-ARISS-9-22-06/

The contact video may be seen here:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1789656846413123353

The university posted a press release of the event.
http://my.gwu.edu/mod/calendar/default.cfm?event_id=9660&option=view&day=09/
22/06

3. ARISS - Illinois Contact, a Success

Astronaut Jeff Williams, KD5TVQ, had his own contact scheduled for September
22 with his crew-pick school, Crete-Monee Intermediate Center in Crete,
Illinois. Nineteen students asked one question each as the entire student
body of 800 children looked on.  The Kankakee Amateur Radio Society provided
streaming audio via W9AZ 146.94 repeater on http://www.w9az.com. Two
television channels, 7 and 2 covered the event. Crete's local newspaper, The
Star, posted an online article:
http://www.starnewspapers.com/star/spnews/cup/24-cup3.htm

4. Upcoming School Contacts

The ARISS team continues to work on scheduling the Expedition 14 school
contacts.

5. ISS Makes General Contacts

Besides making the scheduled ARISS school contact with George Washington
University, Anousheh Ansari has been making general contacts with stations
in the USA and Canada using the callsign RS0ISS.  News of her contacts has
already hit the media. See:
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=852560db-b97c-4565-afa
f-01a1ca1e4fce&k=82481

6. ARRL Article Covers Hams Onboard ISS

ARRL ran a story on the shuttle astronauts visiting the ISS. The amateur
radio payload PCSAT2 was picked up during an EVA and returned to Earth.
"Five Radio Amateurs Now Aboard ISS; Power Upgrade, PCSat2 Retrieval Set"
may be viewed on: http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2006/09/11/101/?nc=1

7. ARRL Covers Expedition 14 Launch

ARRL ran an article on the launch of the Expedition 14 crew. The story,
entitled, "Shift Change: New Two-Ham Crew, First Female Civilian Visitor on
Way to ISS" may be found at:
http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2006/09/18/102/?nc=1

8. ARRL Press Release on Three ARISS Contacts

On Friday, September 22, three ARISS contacts were performed by three
different people onboard the ISS. "ARISS Plans Triple Header of Ham Radio
School Contacts" may be viewed on:
http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2006/09/21/100/?nc=1



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