Amateur Radio in Space

W8UM Amateur Radio Club held a meeting on November 11, 2010 (Thursday), at 6:30 pm in 1200 EECS on North Campus. We invited Dr. Anthony. W England (W0ORE) to give us a talk on “Amateur Radio Woven Through My Career as a Geophysicist”. Dr. Anthony. W England is an AOSS and EECS Professor at the University of Michigan and former NASA Astronaut. His research interests are in radiative transfer and remote sensing. He is the second ham-astronaut in space and flew aboard shuttle Challenger in 1985. He had on board both Amateur Radio voice and TV capability. Signals sent from W5RRR at the Johnson Space Center to his spacecraft were the first live ham TV signals ever received aboard a shuttle. The pictures he transmitted from space to school and scout children as part of the SAREX operation were the first ever ham pictures from space to ground.

Updated: October 22, 2015 — 9:25 pm

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