International Space Station
Our Interest in the International Space Station
is because as a licensed radio ham I can communicate directly with
the International Space Station.
Amateur Radio is resident on the
Space Craft, which suits alot of astronauts as most are licensed
In U.S. space mission lingo, a
ham radio station aboard the International Space Station is know
as the ARISS Experiment, a joint effort of NASA, the American Radio
Relay League (ARRL), and the Radio Amateurs Satellite Corporation
It turns out that amateur radio has been a great
hobby for men and women in space. Numerous American astronauts,
who also are licensed amateur radio operators, have taken ham gear
along on U.S. space shuttle flights.
In fact, the entire five-person crew of shuttle
Atlantis flight STS-37 in 1991 was licensed and on the air from