Archive - May 2009
On Saturday, May 16 during the forum featuring Richard GArriott, W5KWQ, at the Dayton HamventionÂ®, ARRL President Joel Harrison, W5ZN, presented former Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) International Chairman Frank Bauer, KA3HDO, with the ARRL President's Award. Bauer, who stepped down from ARISS and AMSAT duties this past March, served as ARISS Program Leader and ARISS International Working Group Chair. Since 1991, he served as the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation's (AMSAT) Vice President for Human Spaceflight Programs.
The ARRL Board of Directors voted to create the President's Award in 2003. The President's Award is to go to an ARRL member or members who "have shown long-term dedication to the goals and objectives of ARRL and Amateur Radio," and who have gone the extra mile to support individual League programs and goals. Nominations for the award come from directors and are approved by the ARRL President and the Executive Committee.
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Flight Engineers Roman Romanenko, Frank De Winne and Robert Thirsk of the 20th International Space Station crew launched in their Soyuz TMA-15 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 6:34 a.m. EDT Wednesday to begin a six-month stay in space.
Expedition 20 will mark the start of six-person crew operations aboard the International Space Station. All five of the international partner agencies - NASA, the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) - will be represented on orbit for the first time.