Dave Jordan, AA4KN, is the public relations manager for Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS).
TDRS receives funds from the Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) office. SCaN also provides funds to ARISS, and as such they invited ARISS to the launch.
SCaN and ARISS (Dave) setup tables at the visitor complex right underneath space shuttle Atlantis. The TDRS table was not far away.
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