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October 16, 2006
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October 16, 2006

ARISS Status for the week of October 9, 2006 via AMSAT News:

1. Upcoming School Contacts
The ARISS team continues to work on scheduling the Expedition 14 school contacts. The next one is expected to take place at the end of October.

2. AMSAT/ARISS Meetings Held
The AMSAT-NA Annual Meeting/Space Symposium was held October 5 – 8 in San Francisco. ARISS Chairman Frank Bauer gave two presentations during the Symposium. The first speech given covered the tenth anni- versary of ARISS and the second was on the SuitSat-2 project. Astronaut Bill McArthur, KC5ACR, was the keynote speaker at the AMSAT banquet on Saturday evening. Conferences continue as the ARISS International Team Face to Face Meeting kicks off today, October 9.

3. ARISS Members Visit JSC
In August, ARISS-U.S. team members visited several NASA offices in Houston to discuss the future of Amateur Radio in space. ARRL reported on this in its story, “ARISS Team

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