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  • Mineo Wakita, JE9PEL, predicts that ARISSat-1 will de-orbit in early April

    11/15/2011 | ARISSat-1 May De-Orbit in April

    The ARISSat-1 satellite may re-enter Earth's atmophere in early April.
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    09/08/2011 | Report Calls on NASA to Hire More Astronauts

    Even as the space shuttle era has come to a close, a NASA-commissioned report says the space agency needs to hire more astronauts to maintain its presence on the International Space Station and prepare for the next generation of spaceflight. The report wa
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    08/01/2011 | ARISS Excited by New Proposal Process

    Earlier this year, the education office at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) sent a message to more than 18,000 US educators, describing the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program. This kicked off the first step in a new process
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    05/20/2011 | NASA and ARISS Reach Out to Educators

    On May 19, the Education Office at NASA’s Johnson Space Center’s (JSC) notified almost 20,000 US educators about the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Project. According to ARRL ARISS Program Manager Rosalie White, K1STO, this kicks
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    05/11/2011 | OSCAR I and Amateur Radio Satellites: Celebrating 50 Years

    1961. It was the middle of the Cold War. John F. Kennedy is inaugurated as the 35th President of the United States. The Bay of Pigs invasion fails in Cuba. The Beatles perform for the first time at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. Freedom Riders are arrested
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    04/11/2011 | From the Hearts: Providing a Way for Others to Communicate with the ISS

    In America and around the world, students use Amateur Radio to talk to astronauts on the International Space Station, orbiting high above the Earth -- and it’s the students at an all-girls school in Honolulu, Hawaii who help make the connection.
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    03/08/2011 | Middle School Students to Launch Near-Space Balloon

    A group of students from Olde Towne Middle School (OTMS) in Ridgeland, Mississippi is preparing for a trip to space -- or as close as they can get. The OTMS Radio and Technology Club, along with the school’s Science Team, are planning a near-space balloon
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    02/16/2011 | Astronaut Doug Wheelock, KF5BOC, to Be Guest of ARRL and AMSAT at Hamvention®

    Doug Wheelock, KF5BOC, will be attending the 2011 ARRL EXPO - part of the Dayton Hamvention® -- as a special guest of the ARRL and AMSAT. While at Hamvention, Wheelock will share his experiences about using Amateur Radio in space. Wheelock spent 163 days
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