[amsat-bb] Re: Video on YouTube

Robert McGwier rwmcgwier at gmail.com
Wed Aug 8 10:37:57 PDT 2007


Thank you very much for this.  This is inspirational to say the least 
and it has me wanting to make a suggestion.  I think everyone 
understands the impact this has on the kids.  But they are so rehearsed 
and nervous typically that they stand at ATTENTION, etc.  Don't get me 
wrong.  They are very excited and the after reviews are universally 

However, if want wants to see the impact in the raw,  we could use a 
camera or two looking at the family and friends and peers of these kids. 
  I have seen people almost jump out of their clothes and parents 
literally break down and cry at the excitement or joy they feel.  Anyone 
who ever goes to one of these and cannot see, hear, feel, almost taste 
the emotional impact this is having on the audience, is without senses 
and a heart.  I would rather the voted out of office in AMSAT rather 
than ever fail to support the continuation of this program.

Many do not realize just how small the cadre of solid volunteers are 
available to the AMSAT's of the world.  If we inspire one or two people 
at each of these to get interested and a few of them come back later to 
help us,  it is a huge deal.  This is an investment, we can and will, no 
MUST make.


Howard Long wrote:
> Folks
> I uploaded a video on YouTube that you may be interested in showing last
> weekend's QSO with astronaut Clay Anderson:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1swyCCTbP1w
> Howard G6LVB

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