Archive - Nov 2, 2005
The next International Space Station Expedition 12 ARISS school contact will be with students at the Kawachi Citizen's Committee for youths, Japan, on Thursday, 3 November 2005. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 07:44 UTC.
Commander Bill McArthur and Flight Engineer Valery Tokarev this week checked the clothes, tools and plans they will use for a five and half-hour spacewalk set for Nov. 7.
McArthur and Tokarev will mark five years of continuous human presence on the International Space Station Nov. 2. They are the 12th station crew. The first station crew, Commander Bill Shepherd, Flight Engineers Sergei Krikalev and Soyuz Commander Yuri Gidzenko, arrived at the fledgling complex Nov. 2, 2000. The size of an efficiency apartment at that time, the station has grown to a volume larger than the average three-bedroom house with the most sophisticated laboratory ever to fly in space.
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Saturday (10/29) was a special day for Flight Engineer Valery Tokarev: it's his birthday. [The Russian Air Force Colonel was born on October 29, 1952, in Kap-Yar in the Astrakhan Province in Russia. He is married, with two children, a daughter and a son.]
Five NASA astronauts held a reunion of sorts in Houston, Texas Thursday to celebrate the upcoming birthday of a rather bulky five-year-old to be: the International Space Station (ISS) currently orbiting Earth.
Lee McLamb, KU4OS, reported that Troop 393 in Merritt Island, FL had an excellent time working the satellites at station W4J during the Saturday, October 15 International Scouting Jamboree on the Air.
Lee wrote, "We made 11 contacts on SO-50 and AO-51. Two Scouts also got to talk with Commander William McArthur who was calling CQ JOTA from NA1SS which resulted resulted in a lot of whooping and jumping around after each ISS pass."