Archive - Nov 17, 2005 - Story
By Miles, WF1F (MAREX-MG):
The SuitSat project is onboard the International space station and could be activated in as little as 3 weeks. The current tentative activation date is during the ISS crew space walk on Wednesday December 7, 2005. SuitSat will be a hand launched satellite.
Students in Italy and England spoke via Amateur Radio November 9 with International Space Station Commander Bill McArthur, KC5ACR. The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program arranged the QSOs with the Francesco Negri Comprehensive Institute in Casale Monferrato, Italy, and with Furtherwick Park School on Canvey Island in Essex, England. Speaking via the space station's NA1SS, McArthur shared with the students in Italy how he feels about living in space.