Archive - Dec 2004 - Story
Early this morning , ISS crossed the moon , looking like something from the movie ET !
(OK that was a flying bicycle .... but you'll see what I mean ;o) )
You can see the videos here
http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/satcom_transits/ (top of the page )
This night the Progress M-51 docked perfectly to the International Space Station over Central Asia.
Launched on December 23 at 22:19:34 UTC, arrived to the aft port of the Service Module Zvezda on December 25 at 23:58 UTC. Thanks to NASA TV was possible to see all the operations.
Progress contains 5,000 pounds of fuel, food, water and other materials.
Chris van den Berg said two days ago: The foodsupplies for the 2 crewmembers are almost exhausted and if the docking will fail the crew has to return to earth on 30.12.04.
Scott H. Stevens, N3ASA:
The next ARISS contact by Expedition 10 aboard the International Space Station will be with students at Tulsa Air and Space Museum, Tulsa, OK on Wednesday, 22 December.
The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 15:11 UTC. This contact will be direct between stations NA1SS and WA5LVT.
Scott H. Stevens / N3ASA:
The next ARISS contact by Expedition 10 aboard the International Space Station will be with students at University College Cork, Cork, Ireland on Friday, 17 December. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 13:53 UTC.
This contact will be a telebridge between stations NA1SS and VK5ZAI, Kingston, Australia. It should be audible to anyone in the area listening in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The participants will conduct the conversation in English.
International Space Station crewmembers this week continued research and maintenance activities and prepared for arrival of the next Progress cargo craft.
On Wednesday, Station managers reviewed preparations for the upcoming launch of the unpiloted Russian ISS Progress 16 resupply ship from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. They confirmed that work is progressing well for the scheduled liftoff at 4:19 p.m. CST Dec. 23.
our fellow member Scott WA6LIE reports a nice voice contact with Leroy Chiao onboard ISS.
Let's give Leroy a warm welcome to the Amateur Radio, and please let him know about this website...
With great sadness I have to inform you that one of our members, our dear friend IW8CQD Antonio Cutilli, after a long illness, passed to silent key. I received the sad email from his family thanks to Francesco.
I would like to remember Antonio (ISS Achievement Award #4) with his great passion for Mir and ISS and a real ham spirit.....