The two dozen delegates to the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) International Meeting August 1-2 voted unanimously to study ARISS’ involvement in future space exploration. ARISS will establish a committee to develop a strategy and present proposals to the ARISS International Team within the next six months.

“We must begin to think seriously about making solid plans for ARISS, or we will not be ready when it’s time to move ahead,” ARISS International Chairman Frank Bauer, KA3HDO, told the gathering at the University of Surrey in Guildford, England. NASA already has plans for missions to the moon, Mars and beyond on the drawing board. The new committee will provide updates at ARISS International monthly teleconferences.
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