Mike Foale, KB5UAC, Ellen Ochoa, Ex-KB5TZZ, Join Astronaut Hall of Fame:
The ARRL Letter
May 18, 2017
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Mike Foale, KB5UAC, and Ellen Ochoa, Ex-KB5TZZ, to Join Astronaut Hall of Fame:
Two NASA astronauts, both with one-of-a-kind career credits, will be
honored on May 19 when they are inducted into the United States
Astronaut Hall of Fame
https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/ at Kennedy
Space Center in Florida. The ceremony will air live on NASA Television
and the agency's website
https://www.nasa.gov/live at 17:00 UTC.
Honorees will include Ellen Ochoa, ex-KB5TZZ -- the first Hispanic
woman to go into space and the current director of NASA's Johnson Space
Center in Houston -- and former astronaut Michael Foale, KB5UAC. Mir.
Bob Cabana, a 2008 hall of famer and current director of Kennedy Space
Center, will speak at the induction ceremony about the distinguished
careers of the two honorees.
The ceremony will take place at the Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction
at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.
Ochoa was selected as a NASA astronaut in January 1990. A veteran of
four flights, Ochoa logged more than 978 hours in space, serving as
mission specialist on space shuttle mission STS-56, payload commander
on STS-66, and both flight engineer and mission specialist on STS-96
and STS-110. She has received numerous awards, including the
Distinguished Service Medal, NASA's highest award.
Foale was selected as an astronaut candidate in June 1987. A veteran of
six missions, he logged more than 374 days in space and four spacewalks
totaling almost 23 hours, including a spacewalk to perform repairs and
upgrades to NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. He is also the only American
citizen to have served on both the Russian Mir space station and the
International Space Station. Foale retired from NASA in 2013.
During his ISS tour, the British-born Foale set up the Amateur Radio on
the International Space Station (ARISS
http://www.ariss.org) Phase 2
equipment, a Kenwood TM-D700E dualband transceiver, in the Zvezda
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