Peggy Whitson, ex-KC5ZTD, Breaks Cumulative Time-in-Space Record

President Donald Trump welcomed NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson, ex-KC5ZTD, and Jack Fischer, K2FSH, as they returned to Houston on September 3 following 6-month stints on board the International Space Station. Whitson, a veteran space traveler, broke the record among US astronauts — and women worldwide — for the most cumulative time in space. Whitson, Fischer, and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, RN3FI, landed in Kazakhstan on Saturday after traveling from the ISS in a Russian Soyuz transporter. Trump spoke with Whitson and Fischer as they were en route by NASA plane to Johnson Space Center’s Ellington Field.

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NASA Invites CubeSat Launch Initiative Applications

NASA has invited accredited education institutions, nonprofit organizations, and NASA centers to submit applications for the agency’s CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI). Applicants must submit proposals by November 21. Educational CubeSats often carry Amateur Radio payloads.

“The CSLI provides CubeSat developers with a low-cost pathway to conduct research in space that advances NASA’s strategic go…

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LIVE NASA television coverage of today’s solar eclipse

To watch NASA TV’s coverage, click on the Post title to take you to the embedded live video feed. before the ‘show’ starts there will be a number of features about past eclipses and how to watch safely. If you are not able to go to the states, this is about the best way to watch this spectacle.

This is a live feed so after the event this video might not have any further coverage of the the 2017 eclipse.

NASA announces television coverage for Aug. 21 solar eclipse

On Monday, Aug. 21, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the Sun, and NASA Television will carry it live from coast to coast from unique vantage points on the ground and from aircraft and spacecraft, including the International Space Station. Coverage will be featured during the live four-hour broadcast Eclipse Across America: Through the Eyes of NASA

For the full article, http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2017/august/nasa-announces-television-coverage-for-aug-%2021-solar-eclipse.htm

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