1999 LATEST NEWS ---------------- MAREX Experiments: Images digitized off the camera - http://126.96.36.199/Radio/MIR/MIR6-24.html MAREX-NA currently has a back log of schools waiting for Mir schedules. We are not currently looking for any more schools in the USA at this time. Note: During school schedules days, the SSTV system will usually be active. This allows the Mir crew to see the children they are talking with. Current Mir Crew Members 1999: ------------------------------ 20 FEBRUARY SOYUZ TM-29 arrived at Mir. TM-29 crew consisted of French cosmonaut Jean-Pierre Heignere, Viktor Afanasyev and Slovakian Cosmonaut Ivan Bella 28 FEBRUARY Some of the crew returned to earth, they were: Slovak Ivan Bella and Gennadiy Paldalko. Gennadiys mission lasted approximately 6 months (August 16 1998 ? February 28 1999) The remaining crew consists of: The French cosmonaut Jean-Pierre Heignere (aprox 6 months) Cosmonaut Viktor Afanasyev (aprox 6 months) Cosmonaut Sergei Avdeyev R0MIR. Sergei mission began August 16, and is expected to last a total of 12 months. Tracking Mir The best way to track satellites is to get access to a good satellite tracking program. There are numerous programs on the market, both for sale and share ware. The best place for current satellite position date (Kep?) data is at the CelesTrak web page http://celestrak.com/ [ Tnx for this info to Miles Mann WF1F ] Images received from the MAREX-NA SSTV system on the Russian Space Station Mir are considered public domain and may be freely distributed, without prior permission.