28 November 2010

Ham Radio on board ISS


A NASA video inside the International Space Station. Commander Doug Wheelock is great in showing parts of the  station and operating ham radio. If possible use the 720p video mode and use a big screen. The video quality is amazing.

Expedition 25 commander Doug Wheelock gave a tour of the Russian segment of the orbiting complex, including the Soyuz spacecraft docked there. Wheelock showed off the station's HAM radio, using the call sign "NA1SS," to talk with people on the ground as the station flies overhead at 17,500 miles per hour. Wheelock, and Flight Engineers Shannon Walker and Fyodor Yurchickin all will return home to Earth this Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010.

U.S. Army Colonel Doug Wheelock flew aboard the Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft to serve as an Expedition 24 flight engineer and commander of Expedition 25 on the International Space Station. In 2007, Wheelock visited the station as an STS-120 mission specialist and conducted three spacewalks.




Update December 2: This is the video showing Expedition 25 landing in Kazakhstan on November 26: