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Re: An ISS Trivia Question




Houston time is the time on the station....


Robert Oler WB5MZO Houston TX



>From: James Alderman <James.Alderman@COM-NETERICSSON.COM>
>To: "'sarex@amsat.org'" <sarex@AMSAT.Org>
>Subject: [sarex] An ISS Trivia Question
>Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2001 16:29:37 -0400
>
>Perhaps some of you really smart guys could answer a question for me.
>Yesterday I saw a story on the ARRL web site that showed Susan Helms
>operating ham radio from aboard the ISS.  The story contains a link to a
>NASA web site where you can look at a high-res copy of the same photo.
>
>Being a space trivia buff, I looked the photo over carefully.  I noted that
>the time displayed on Susan's watch appears to be 3:03.  I know that the
>astronauts live on GMT and have off hours between 18:00 and 22:00 GMT.  
>3:03
>CENTRAL time would be exactly 20:03 GMT - right in the middle of the
>free-time hours.
>
>I wonder if Susan keeps a watch set to home-town Houston time, like the guy
>in CASTAWAY did.  Does anybody know the answer to this little space trivia
>inquiry?
>
>James Alderman, KF5WT
>Dallas, TX
>
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