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Re: FUTURE RESIDENTS OF ISS PUSH FOR CHANCE



You may have caught the "lively" thread on AMSAT-BB about AMSAT
priorities and funding. There are a number of folks questioning
the value and importance of AMSAT support of ARISS. It occurs to
me that if the TNC were on the air, it would be an excellent
example of some low cost hardware leveraging a big NASA investment
for amateur radio use. Unfortunately, we are not in that position
today :-(

73,
Bob K0NR
----- Original Message -----
From: "Scott Avery WA6LIE" <wa6lie@msn.com>
To: <sarex@AMSAT.Org>; "Arthur Z Rowe" <n1orc@surfgate.net>
Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2003 17:01 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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