Tuesday, October 12, 2021

All-Ham Crew Heading to Space Station

The International Space Station (NASA photo)
The newest crew on the International Space Station will all be hams. They are scheduled to fly aboard a SpaceX rocket in late October or early November for a 6-month stay on the ISS. 

According to the ARRL Letter, the new ham crew consists of NASA astronauts Raja Chari, KI5LIU; Tom Marshburn, KE5HOC;' Kayla Barron, KI5LAL, and European Space Agency astronaut Matthias Maurer, KI5KFH. Three additional crew members already aboard the station are also hams.