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Private citizen to go on air from space station
« on: September 28, 2008, 09:07:28 AM »
From http://www.ariss.org:

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Through multiple agreements with NASA, the Russian Space Agency, RSC Energia, Space Adventures Ltd and Amateur Radio on the International Space Station, Richard Garriott, W5KWQ, is to communicate with students and amateur radio operators world-wide through the amateur radio station on board the International Space Station. He is the sixth private citizen to be flown by the Russian space agency to the ISS. His on-orbit stay on Soyuz and ISS is planned for 12 to 22 October. The primary purpose of Amateur Radio on the International Space Station, or ARISS, is to allow students engaged in a science and technology curriculum to speak with an astronaut orbiting the Earth on the International Space Station. Using amateur radio, students ask questions about life in space or other space-related topics.


side note:- I'm not sure if this is the correct forum for this news article as it isn't 'RAST news' as such, if not I apologise and request that a mod move it to the correct location. Thanks.

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Dave