ISS Commander McArthur to Keynote at AMSAT Symposium
AMSAT is excited to announce that ISS Expedition 12 Commander William (Bill) S. McArthur, KC5ACR, will be the keynote speaker at the 2006 AMSAT Space Symposium to be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Foster City, California, October 6-8, 2006. Commander McArthur is well known to ham radio operators - during his six months aboard the ISS he became the most active radio amateur ever to serve in space. Commander McArthur logged more than 1800 QSOs, and earned the ARRL Worked All States Award. His impressive track record also included a record 37 school contacts, Worked All Continents (including Antartica) and 130 DXCC entities.
Astronaut McArthur is a veteran of four space flights that include: * STS-58 - October 1993 (Spacelab Life Sciences Mission 2) * STS-74 - November 1995 (Shuttle-Mir Docking Missing 2) * STS-92 - October 2000 (ISS Assembly Mission 3A) * Expedition 12 - October 2005 In addition Bill has made four spacewalks (two each aboard STS-92 and Expedition 12) and was on backup crews of Expeditions 8, 9 and 10. He will be featured during the Annual Banquet on Saturday evening, October 7, 2006.
The 2006 Space Symposium will be a joint meeting with the ARISS International Delegates and will also include the IARU Satellite Advisory Panel annual meeting, and a meeting of AMSAT International Delegates. For additional information please visit the AMSAT website at http://www.amsat.org. Click on the 2006 Space Symposium link in the left side menu.
This year you can register for the Space Symposium online. Online Registration can be found at http://www.amsat-na.com/symposium
Emily Clarke, N1DID Symposium Chair