During 1996, a group of amateur radio operators involved in the communications with the MIR Space Station, decided to join into the "Mir Fan Club". In a very short time over 1200 enthusiasts from all over the world asked to participate, including Cosmonaut Valery Korzun, while leading crew #22. Nowdays MIR is not flying anymore, but here we are again with the same spirit and the same enthusiasm for the ISS, the new International Space Station.

Amateur Radio Newsline Covers ARISS

ARISS

On April 6, Amateur Radio Newsline report #1808 included a story about the sessions that will be held at Dayton Hamvention to recruit ARISS mentors. The article, “Ham Radio in Space: ARISS Mentor Introduction at Dayton 2012” may be found at: http://www.arnewsline.org/storage/scripts/nsln1808.txt

PY4MAB – Tue, 2012 – 04 – 10 20:40

Australian Students Radio ISS

ARISS

On Tuesday, April 3, St. Anthony's Parish Primary School in Canberra, Australia established an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact with Dan Burbank, KC5ZSX on the ISS via Australian telebridge station VK5ZAI. The contact was integrated into the school space curriculum. In addition to the contact, students participated in hands-on activities such as creating space-related posters and designing their own space stations.

PY4MAB – Tue, 2012 – 04 – 10 20:38

US space companies prepare for space station docking

Space News

Two US rocket companies are readying the first private space missions to the International Space Station (ISS).

SpaceX and Orbital both have multi-billion dollar Nasa contracts to supply cargo to the station, filling the void left by the retirement last year of the space shuttle.

M0ODV – Tue, 2012 – 04 – 10 12:11

Space Shuttle Discovery to Fly Over Washington Metro Area April 17

Space Shuttle

WASHINGTON -- NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) with space shuttle Discovery mounted atop will fly approximately 1,500 feet above various parts of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area on Tuesday, April 17.

PY4MAB – Mon, 2012 – 04 – 09 20:58

ARISS Status April 9, 2012

ARISS

Topics in this report:
1. Upcoming School Contacts
2. Australian Students Radio ISS
3. Astronaut Training Status
4. Amateur Radio Newsline Covers ARISS

1. Upcoming School Contacts

N5VHO – Mon, 2012 – 04 – 09 11:31

ARISS Status April 2, 2012

ARISS

Topics in this report:
1. Upcoming School Contact
2. California Students Contact ISS Astronaut
3. Amateur Radio Newsline Covers ARISS
4. AMSAT News Service on ARISS

1. Upcoming School Contact

N5VHO – Mon, 2012 – 04 – 02 11:39

ESA's 'Edoardo Amaldi' Reaches Orbit

ISS News

Following its launch at 11:34:04 a.m. CDT, the European Space Agency’s Automated Transfer Vehicle-3 (ATV-3) “Edoardo Amaldi” has reached its planned orbit and deployed its solar arrays.

The unmanned cargo spacecraft is scheduled to dock to the International Space Station at 5:32 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, delivering 220 pounds of oxygen, 628 pounds of water, 4.5 tons of propellant, and nearly 2.5 tons of dry cargo, including experiment hardware, spare parts, food, and clothing.

N5VHO – Mon, 2012 – 03 – 26 13:54

ARISS Status March 26, 2012

ARISS

Topics in this report:
1. Upcoming School Contact
2. Swiss Contact Successful
3. North Carolina Students Radio ISS
4. ARISS International Team Meeting Held
5. AMSAT News Service on ARISS Mentors

1. Upcoming School Contact

N5VHO – Mon, 2012 – 03 – 26 10:39

ARISS Status March 19, 2012

ARISS

Topics in this report:
1. Upcoming School Contacts
2. Liberty Junior High Radios Don Pettit on ISS
3. Belgium Contact Successful
4. Leone Acciaiuoli Students Question ISS Astronaut
5. ARISS-U.S. Schools Selected

1. Upcoming School Contacts

N5VHO – Mon, 2012 – 03 – 19 15:43

W5LFL and W5KWQ - Man On A Mission - the movie

ISS Amateur Radio

W5LFL and W5KWQ - Man On A Mission - the movie

We travel back in time to 1983. That's when then NASA astronaut and ham operator Owen Garriott, W5LFL, made the first manned amateur radio transmission from space. His pioneering effort from flight STS-9 paved the way for today's International Space Station ARISS program.

Several decades later, Owen's son Richard, W5KWQ, would fly to the ISS and use the same method to talk to his dad and many others here on planet Earth.

PS8RF – Sun, 2012 – 03 – 18 10:49
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