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ARISS Status November 9, 2009


Topics in this report:
1. Upcoming School Contacts
2. Westbrook Intermediate Experiences ARISS Contact
3. Successful ARISS Contact with John Taylor Collegiate
4. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Speaks with Stott Through ARISS
5. ARISS Contact with Tokaisonritsu Muramatsu Elementary School
6. Astronaut Training Status
7. ARRL Article on WHEELS - ARISS Contact
8. ARISS News on Amateur Radio Newsline
9. ARISSat-1 Status

1. Upcoming School Contacts
An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact has been scheduled for Scuola Istituto Salesiano "Sacro Cuore" Vomero in Napoli, Italy on Friday, November 13 at 15:55 UTC. The contact has been integrated into the school curriculum which covers radio communications, aeronautics, astronomy and English.

Anonymous – Mon, 2009 – 11 – 09 11:16

Space Junk Buzzes Station as Astronauts Sleep

ISS News

A small chunk of space trash made an uncomfortably close pass by the International Space Station late Friday, but not close enough to force the astronauts aboard to take shelter in their Russian lifeboats.

NASA's Mission Control woke the six astronauts on the station from their sleep late Friday as the space debris approached, but ultimately decided not to send the crew into their Soyuz spacecraft to ride out the orbital trash's near miss. The astronauts were told they could go back to sleep.

"Sorry we had to do it that way, and we had to wake you up in the middle of the night," the station's Russian Mission Control radioed the crew. The debris was expected to fly within 1,640 feet (500 meters) of the orbiting laboratory Friday night at 10:48 p.m. EST (0348 Saturday GMT).

PY4MAB – Mon, 2009 – 11 – 09 07:21

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