Thursday, August 23, 2012

Names in the News

WB6ACU's latest album, "Analog Man." Might that become
"Analog Congress Man"?
Is Joe Walsh running for Congress? The iconic guitarist for the Eagles, who also goes by WB6CAU, recently told a Washington, DC radio station that he's thinking about it. According to Newsline, Walsh said he thinks he can represent the concerns of real people better than politicians who live in a different world. We'll leave that determination to the voters when, if and where he decides to run.

Frank Bauer, KA3HDO, is returning to AMSAT
(AMSAT photo)

Frank Bauer, KA3HDO, is back at AMSAT as the amateur satellite organization's Vice President for Human Spaceflight Programs. Frank held down that volunteer position for many years before his work responsibilities at NASA forced him to step down in 2009. The AMSAT News Service reports that Bauer retired from the space agency last year and, now that a one-year period in which he was prohibited from working with his former colleagues has passed, he has returned to his volunteer role with AMSAT. He has been a key player in the growth and success of the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program, as well as SAREX (Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment) in the past.