SHUTTLE LOSS IMPACTING AMATEUR RADIO IN SPACE

ISS Amateur Radio

The future of Amateur Radio in space--at least in the near term--could depend on how fast NASA pins down the cause of the February 1 shuttle Columbia disaster and fixes the problem. The ARRL Letter from The American Radio Relay League report that with the shuttle fleet grounded until it does--and further International Space Station construction on hold as a result--attention is turning to the well-being of the all-ham ISS Expedition 6 crew of Commander Ken Bowersox, KD5JBP, Don Pettit, KD5MDT, and Nikolai Budarin, RV3FB.

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ws8e – Sun, 2003 – 02 – 09 13:03