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Re: Mir radio equip.

At 18:29 -0500 8/3/99, Andy Tolar wrote:
>Does anyone know what they will do with the amateur station when they are
>finished with MIR? Surely it won't burn up with MIR. What does everyone else
>think they should do with it?

Unfortunately it will probably go down with the ship, so to speak.  The
only alternative would be to bring it down aboard the last Soyuz, and space
in those Spam cans is EXTREMELY scarce .. somewhat smaller than an Apollo
CM, and there's way more important stuff that would have to come back
first.  There are no further Mir-STS dockings planned since NASA is
concentrating on getting ISS online and STS launches cost upwards of $500
million a shot ..

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           Bruce Bostwick  KD5BIV    Austin, TX  Grid EM10DH
                 Technician Plus Amateur Radio Operator
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