May 24th, 2005
International Space Station Expedition 11's next ARISS school contact will be with students at Coronado Village School, Coronado, California, USA on Tuesday, 24 May 2005.
The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 17:21 UTC.
This contact will be a telebridge between stations NA1SS and NN1SS in Greenbelt, Maryland USA, so it should be audible to anyone in the middle Atlantic and south eastern states listening in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The participants will conduct the conversation in English.
The 0134 UTC 05/22/05 Packet reception over my QTH in Daleville, AL,USA was 59+ signal strength and no delays. The callsigns rcvd, KC4ONA, KC0IRG, KA9SCF, WA1ZHM, K4IPH, KG4ZYY, W5EZ, AC4YC, KB1GVR, KC8YJB, W8SNE, WA1ZHM and KB1KOX. The bonus was when I realized my Palm M515(running PocketSat+) was displaying a visiable track! I walked outside the hamshack to view the most beautiful awestruke sighting of ISS at .2 mag! My first visual sighting euphoria was simular to watching the Apollo Moon landings on TV as a child-eyewatering and speechless.
73's de KI4JVK
International Space Station Expedition 11's next ARISS school contact will be with students at Coronado Village School, Coronado, California, USA on Tuesday, 24 May 2005. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 17:21 UTC
The Expedition 11 crew, now into the second month of its stay on the International Space Station, had a varied week highlighted by repair of an exercise treadmill, tests of an oxygen supply and preparations for the Space Shuttle's Return to Flight.Commander Sergei Krikalev and Flight Engineer John Phillips began the week with the repair of a faulty restraint cable on the Station exercise treadmill. The broken cable, which is used to hold the treadmill's gyroscope in place, had been detected during a routine inspection by the crew last week. The treadmill is one of three exercise options for the Space Station crew and has been operational since the repair.