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    11/17/2011 | Apply Now to Host a Real-Time Conversation with Crewmembers Onboard the ISS

    NASA is now accepting proposals from US schools, museums, science centers and community youth organizations to host an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact between July 15, 2012 and January 15, 2013. To maximize these radio con
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    11/04/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    First, a few updates on Solar Cycle 24. As you might suspect, the average of daily sunspot numbers for October shot way up -- from 55.5 in June, to 67.2 in July, 66 in August, 106.4 in September and 123.6 in October. Our three month moving average of dail
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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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    06/29/2011 | ISS Survives Near Miss of Space Junk

    Just after 8 AM (EDT) on Tuesday, June 29, the six residents of the International Space Station (ISS) climbed into two Soyuz space capsules as an unidentified object hurtled past them at a speed of 29,000 miles per hour, missing the space station by only
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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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    01/28/2011 | NASA’s Nanosatellite Heard by Hams

    When a NASA nanosatellite -- NanoSail-D -- ejected unexpectedly on January 17 from the Fast Affordable Scientific and Technology Satellite (FASTSAT), the agency called upon Amateur Radio operators to help track it. NASA asked radio amateurs to listen on 4
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