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Re: FUTURE RESIDENTS OF ISS PUSH FOR CHANCE



Excellent!!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Scott Avery WA6LIE" <wa6lie@msn.com>
To: <sarex@AMSAT.Org>; "Arthur Z Rowe" <n1orc@surfgate.net>
Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2003 6:01 PM
Subject: Re: [sarex] FUTURE RESIDENTS OF ISS PUSH FOR CHANCE


> Yes!!
>
> I saw the news several weeks ago.
> Mike is a real HAM, and with Kaleri, one can almost guarantee that they
> might fix the tnc, or just pick up the mic daily..
>
> I am looking forward to hearing from ISS again! :)
>
> 73, Scott
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Arthur Z Rowe" <n1orc@surfgate.net>
> To: <sarex@AMSAT.Org>
> Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2003 3:30 PM
> Subject: [sarex] FUTURE RESIDENTS OF ISS PUSH FOR CHANCE
>
>
> > Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC
> > Permission previously granted by the Houston Chronicle
> >
> > Aug. 14, 2003, 9:45PM
> >
> > Future residents of space station push for chance
> > By MARK CARREAU
> > Copyright 2003 Houston Chronicle
> >
> > The next resident crew of the international space station said Thursday
> > it would be a mistake to suspend human activities aboard the
> > 240-mile-high orbital base while NASA recovers from the loss of shuttle
> > Columbia.
> >
> > "For us to not step up and not continue in space on the international
> > space station is, for me, not really an option," said Mike Foale, the
> > NASA astronaut who will lead a mission to the space station in late
> > October. "We need to show perseverance in our goals and dreams by
> > maintaining a human presence in space."
> >
> > "If we are able to maintain manned flight on board (the station), we
> > must do it," added Alexander Kaleri, the Russian cosmonaut who will
> > serve with Foale during the nearly seven-month mission. "That is why the
> > station is up there."
> >
> > The two men spoke at NASA's Johnson Space Center, where on Monday they
> > began two weeks of training on the station's U.S. equipment.
> >
> > At the end of the month, they'll return to Star City in Russia to
> > continue their preparations before a scheduled Oct. 18 liftoff from
> > Kazakhstan aboard a Soyuz rocket.
> >
> > Columbia's fatal Feb. 1 breakup grounded NASA's space shuttle fleet and
> > interrupted assembly of the station, a project shared by 16 nations.
> >
> > Though the investigative board reviewing the causes of Columbia's loss
> > plans to finish its work late this month, it's unclear how quickly NASA
> > can resume shuttle flights.
> >
> > Without the shuttle to ferry supplies to the space station, NASA and its
> > partners have been forced to reduce the number of resident astronauts
> > and cosmonauts from three to two.
> >
> > Russia's three-person Soyuz and small Progress cargo capsules offer the
> > only means of transporting people and supplies to the outpost.
> >
> > Foale, 46, and Kaleri, 47, will replace the first of the two-person
> > "caretaker" crews, cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and astronaut Edward Lu.
> >
> > Malenchenko, the station commander, and Lu, the science officer, are
> > scheduled to return to Earth on Oct. 28 aboard a Soyuz capsule already
> > parked at the outpost.
> >
> > They will be accompanied by European Space Agency astronaut Pedro Duque
> > of Spain, who will travel to the station with Foale and Kaleri for a
> > brief visit.
> >
> > NASA has made tentative plans to resume shuttle missions between March
> > 11 and April 6. However, guidelines for future flights established by
> > the accident investigation board are likely to push the first
> > post-Columbia mission later into 2004.
> >
> > For Foale and Kaleri, that means a great deal of uncertainty over
> > whether they will return to Earth landing in the United States aboard a
> > shuttle or descend by parachute into remote Kazakhstan in a Soyuz
> > capsule.
> >
> > "This is one of the more interesting aspects of our flight. We don't
> > really know how we will come home," said Foale.
> >
> > "I would really not want to guess when (the first post-Columbia) will
> > take place."
> >
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