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ARRL Satellite Bulletin ARLS006 (1998)

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ARLS006 SAREX to be on John Glenn flight

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Space Bulletin 006  ARLS006
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington, CT  February 27, 1998
To all radio amateurs

SB SPACE ARL ARLS006
ARLS006 SAREX to be on John Glenn flight

A ham radio package will be aboard the shuttle flight that carries
US Senator and astronaut John Glenn into space this fall. Word from
NASA this week was that the Shuttle Amateur Radio EXperiment or
SAREX payload would be carried on STS-95 when it flies in October
carrying the 77-year-old space pioneer into orbit for the first time
since the early 1960s, when Glenn became the first US astronaut to
orbit the Earth.

Two hams--US Astronaut Scott Parazynski, KC5RSY, and European Space
Agency astronaut Pedro Duque, KC5RGG, of Spain--will be among an
international crew aboard STS-95. The launch date for the only other
SAREX mission scheduled for 1998--STS-93--has slipped from August to
December. Glenn already has begun his astronaut training, but it's
not yet known if he plans to get his ham ticket before his return to
space.
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