[amsat-bb] Re: New European Astronauts announced - One is British! and one is German! :-)

Peter Guelzow peter.guelzow at kourou.de
Wed May 20 14:46:11 PDT 2009

Congratulations Jim !!

... and  One is German...

"His grandfather, a radio amateur, had 27 years ago awakened his
enthusiasm for Space,  Alexander Gerst (33) reported in his
presentation. He explained that he transmitted his words to the Moon and
together they were listening the echoes with some time delay...."

See:  http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/weltall/0,1518,625943,00.html

Well - instead of a grandson, we could had a well known AMSAT-DL member
there...  unfortunately he missed only the last selection before the

73s Peter DB2OS

Jim Heck wrote:
> Hi Folks,
>   See the deails at 
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8058601.stm
> 73 Jim G3WGM
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