Ham Radio Trio Arrive At Space Station

Expedition 16 Commander Peggy Whitson, KC5ZTD, Flight Engineer Yuri Malenchenko, RK3DUP, and spaceflight participant Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, 9W2MUS, have arrived at the
International Space Station.

Their Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft docked to the Earth-facing port of the station’s Zarya module at 10:50 a.m. EDT Friday. The station’s new residents and their Malaysian guest launched at 9:22 a.m. EDT Wednesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Expedition 15 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin, RN3FI, and Flight Engineers Oleg Kotov and
Clay Anderson, KD5PLA, welcomed the new crew aboard the station when the hatches were opened at 12:22 p.m.

9W2 Transmits From Space Station


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