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ARISS Notice: Ham Equipment Turned Off Thursday

For safety reasons, the amateur radio equipment aboard the International Space Station will be shut down during Thursday's spacewalk
(EVA).  The spacewalk is scheduled to begin at 3pm CST or 2100 UTC.  The equipment will be shut off prior to the EVA and turned on
sometime after the EVA is completed.  Please be aware that this is the first time the entire space station crew will be working
outside the station.  The crew will be undoubtedly be very tired once they finish up and return inside.

Further information on the spacewalk can be found at http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/.

ARISS is an international educational outreach program with US participation from NASA, AMSAT (The Amateur Satellite Radio Corp.),
and the American Radio Relay League.  ARISS offers an opportunity for students to experience the excitement of Amateur Radio by
talking directly with crewmembers on-board the International Space Station. Teachers, parents and communities experience, first
hand, how Amateur Radio and crew members on ISS can energize youngsters interest in science, technology, and learning.  Further
information on the ARISS programme is available on the website http://www.rac.ca/ariss

Thank you & 73,
Scott Lindsey-Stevens / N3ASA
ARISS Team Member

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