Archive - Oct 2, 2009
This afternoon I received an interview with the lady astronaut, this morning arrived
together with the circus-director at the ISS by Soyuz-TM, during the pass over The Netherlands.
Receiving was at 145.8000 MHz FM by mine Uniden UBC3500xlt scanner and my home-made 137,5 MHz QFH antenna.
I have also a recording of the interview with the circus-director (in France) but this is a lower quality.
For the first time, NASA's Twitter followers will have the opportunity to directly talk live with astronauts aboard the International Space Station. NASA is hosting this unique Tweetup for 35 people from 10 a.m. to noon EDT on Wednesday, Oct. 21, from the James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW, in Washington.
NASA Television and the agency's Web site will provide live coverage of the Tweetup. Reporters planning to share in this unique collaborative experience must register with NASA public affairs at 202-358-1100 by 5 p.m. on Oct. 14. Because of the event's limited time, journalists will not be permitted to ask questions of the astronauts on the space station.
The next residents of the International Space Station launched into orbit aboard a Soyuz spacecraft Wednesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. NASA astronaut Jeff Williams, Russian cosmonaut Max Suraev and spaceflight participant Guy Laliberte lifted off at 2:14 a.m. CDT.
Future Expedition 22 Commander Williams, Soyuz Commander Suraev and Laliberte are scheduled to dock with the station at 3:37 a.m., Friday, Oct. 2. They will spend nine days as members of a joint crew that includes Expedition 20 Commander Gennady Padalka, NASA's Mike Barratt and Nicole Stott, the European Space Agency's Frank De Winne, Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko and the Canadian Space Agency's Bob Thirsk.
Advances in the fight against food poisoning, new methods for delivering medicine to cancer cells, and better materials for future spacecraft are among the results published in a NASA report detailing scientific research accomplishments made aboard the International Space Station during its first eight years.
The report includes more than 100 science experiments ranging from bone studies to materials research.
"This report represents a record of science accomplishments during assembly and summarizes peer-reviewed publications to date," said Julie Robinson, program scientist for the station at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. "As we enter the final year of station assembly, this report highlights the capabilities and opportunities for space station research after assembly is complete."