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ARRL Satellite Bulletin ARLS007 (1997)

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ARLS007 Mir fire remains "hot" topic during MIREX school contacts

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Space Bulletin 007  ARLS007
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington, CT  March 21, 1997
To all radio amateurs

SB SPACE ARL ARLS007
ARLS007 Mir fire remains ''hot'' topic during MIREX school contacts

Ham-astronaut Jerry Linenger, KC5HBR, aboard the Russian Mir space
station, assured students at Booker T. Washington High School in
Houston, Texas, this week that all aboard the space station are in
good shape after a fire aboard Mir late last month. About three dozen
students got to chat with Linenger March 17 and posed more than a
dozen questions during the ten-minute contact. Linenger also
discussed the effects of the fire on experiments and described the
escape arrangements available to those aboard Mir.

On March 11, students at United South High School, Laredo, Texas,
successfully spoke with Linenger via ham radio. Other Mir school QSOs
are tentatively scheduled to happen between now and April 20, 1997.

Linenger will remain aboard Mir with Cosmonauts Vasily Tsibliev and
Alexander Lazutkin until mid-May.
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