[amsat-bb] ISS Commander Bill McArthur is AMSAT's Keynote Speaker
Tue Aug 15 21:21:31 PDT 2006
ISS Commander McArthur to Keynote at AMSAT Symposium
AMSAT is excited to announce that ISS Expedition 12 Commander William
(Bill) S. McArthur, KC5ACR, will be the keynote speaker at the 2006
AMSAT Space Symposium to be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Foster
City, California, October 6-8, 2006. Commander McArthur is well
known to ham radio operators - during his six months aboard the ISS
he became the most active radio amateur ever to serve in space.
Commander McArthur logged more than 1800 QSOs, and earned the ARRL
Worked All States Award. His impressive track record also included a
record 37 school contacts, Worked All Continents (including
Antartica) and 130 DXCC entities.
Astronaut McArthur is a veteran of four space flights that include:
* STS-58 - October 1993 (Spacelab Life Sciences Mission 2)
* STS-74 - November 1995 (Shuttle-Mir Docking Missing 2)
* STS-92 - October 2000 (ISS Assembly Mission 3A)
* Expedition 12 - October 2005
In addition Bill has made four spacewalks (two each aboard STS-92 and
Expedition 12) and was on backup crews of Expeditions 8, 9 and
10. He will be featured during the Annual Banquet on Saturday
evening, October 7, 2006.
The 2006 Space Symposium will be a joint meeting with the ARISS
International Delegates and will also include the IARU Satellite
Advisory Panel annual meeting, and a meeting of AMSAT International
Delegates. For additional information please visit the AMSAT
website at http://www.amsat.org. Click on the 2006 Space Symposium
link in the left side menu.
This year you can register for the Space Symposium online. Online
Registration can be found at http://www.amsat-na.com/symposium
Emily Clarke, N1DID
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