Frank Bell G7CND on BBC The One Show

Helen Sharman GB1MIR

Helen Sharman GB1MIR

On Friday, February 26, BBC’s The One Show featured radio amateur Frank Bell G7CND, UK astronauts Helen Sharman GB1MIR and Tim Peake GB1SS along with the Oasis Academy Brightstowe ARISS contact

Frank is a retired Science teacher who was instrumental in the amateur radio linkup in 1991 between students at the Royal Grammar School, Guildford and the UK’s first astronaut Helen Sharman GB1MIR who was on the Mir Space Station. With Frank were two of his former pupils, Les and Pete, who took part in the contact nearly 25 years ago.

The Oasis Academy Brightstowe amateur radio contact with Tim Peake took place on February 19.

The ISS and amateur radio segment of the show starts at 4:50 into the recording at

ARISS UK video of the Oasis Academy Brightstowe contact

First UK astronaut Helen Sharman GB1MIR

ARISS Principia site

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