NEW TWO-HAM CREW TAKES OVER ISS REINS
The ARRL Letter and The American Radio Relay League report that the new two-ham crew of Expedition 8 Commander and NASA ISS Science Officer Mike Foale, KB5UAC, and Russian Cosmonaut and ISS Flight Engineer Alexander "Sasha" Kaleri, U8MIR, officially took over the reins of the
International Space Station this week. A formal change-of-command ceremony
took place Friday, October 24The contingent of space travelers aboard the ISS expanded to five this
week with the arrival of the Expedition 8 crew and European Space Agency
(ESA) astronaut Pedro Duque, KC5RGG, who accompanied them into space.
Duque, who spent the week aboard the ISS, conducted two Amateur Radio on
the International Space Station (ARISS)
contacts with school groups in his native Spain using the special call
sign ED4ISS. He'll return to Earth October 27 with Expedition 7 Commander
Yuri Malenchenko, RK3DUP, and NASA ISS Science Officer Ed Lu, KC5WKJ,
aboard the Soyuz transporter that'