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Episode 19
AMSAT on MARS?*
Barry Baines WD4ASW
September 5, 2012
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AMSAT President Barry Baines WD4ASW stopped by the HAMRADIONOW.tv 'studio' at the Shelby Hamfest at the end of the day on Saturday, and Gary asked if he could do "a 15-minute interview." They finished nearly an hour later, as everyone around them had covered their tables and headed for dinner. So there's a lot going on at AMSAT. Exciting stuff like commanding a remote-control vehicle with instructions relayed through the ISS (think Mars Curiosity Rover). And like writing grant proposals and education materials (OK, fewer of us will find that exciting, but they need it). As Barry said, "This isn't your grandfather's AMSAT" anymore. Find out what's coming up in this in-depth interview.

*AMSAT on Mars? Sort of, kind of. Probably. Maybe. Someday. Well, let's just say they aren't ruling it out. And somebody's working on it.

Other AMSAT/ARISS/Space video from ARVN:
  • ARISS Contact 2008 (schools in MD, NC, Ecudor) and 1992 SAREX Contact. The ARISS contact is on-line. The SAREX contact is on DVD only.
  • TAPR DCC 2008 DVD-4: Steve Bible N7HPR on SuitSat 2; Tom Clark K3IO on Eagle GEO
  • TAPR DCC 2009 DVD-2: Steve Bible N7HPR on ARISSat 1 (formerly SuitSat 2); Bill Brown WB8ELK on near-space ballooning.
  • TAPR DCC 2011 On-Line Video: Steve Bible N7HPR on ARISSat 1; Mike Safyan KJ6MVL on PhoneSat; Howard Long G6VLB on the FUNcube Dongle
  • Ham Nation Episode 16 On-Line Video: KN4AQ Hosts this Ham Nation episode, with guest Steve Bible N7HPR talking about ARISSat1. This episode also features Leo Laport W6TWT, Gordon West WB6NOA and George Thomas W5JDX.
  • ARISSat-1 (the Velcro Satellite) On-Line Video: Lou McFadin W5DID shows us one of the "extra" ARISSat satellites at the Orlando Hamfest, part of HamRadioNow Episode 2

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Episode 19: AMSAT Update
running time: 60 minutes


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