[amsat-bb] Space Shuttle Retirement -Special Event Stations
GW1FKY at aol.com
Fri May 28 00:41:16 PDT 2010
With what looks like the possible final flight for the Space Shuttle
"Atlantis" and just two more launches for
the others in the fleet, I had the following thought in mind.
Has anyone considered "Special Event " stations with appropriate call
signs being set up to operate
on the amateur bands for both satellites and HF as a tribute.
The "Space Program " together with MIR, ISS and the roles played by the
Shuttle have inspired both young
and old worldwide. Together with amateur radio they have been the key
player and forefront in education
science etc and a thrill to many of the younger generation via our hobby.
I thought that it might be appropriate, if world wide, " Special Event
Stations" could be set up at an appropriate time to commemorate the
It could also serve and pay tribute to the astronauts, cosmonauts and the
many key players and teams
whom have been dedicated to these space projects that now mean so much to
Sadly of course many will now bowing out with dignity as their service will
no longer be required.
The " Special Events " could also further benefit our hobby of amateur
radio - and of course satellite projects
through public awareness and maybe raising donations or support.
Amsat - UK
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