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Re: Shuttle Lands



>Just wondering...
>How heavy, bulky and what kind of special space storage is needed 
>for a simple HT that fits in a shirt pocket?
>
>73
>Fernando
>xe1rcf

You would be *amazed* at how crowded it is on an STS flight, and how 
little room there is for extra gear.

On top of that, NASA's mission rules on radio gear are *extremely* 
strict, bearing as they do on crew safety and mission success.  The 
HT, its antenna gear, planned deployment and operation, frequencies 
to be used, and everything else have to be cleared months in advance 
by controllers in with many different mission responsibilities ..

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