The media were in attendance at the amateur radio contact between City of Norwich School GB2CNS and UK astronaut Tim Peake GB1SS which took place February 26, 2016.
Radio amateur Tim Hare M6HTJ, a Year 10 pupil at CNS, led the space linkup.
ITV News said: The pupils asked a range of questions from ‘what happens to the blood if you cut yourself in space’ to ‘what’s your favourite place to fly over’ to ‘what sort of experiments are you doing in space’? The 10 minute live link up was made possible by the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) team.
Watch the ITV News report at
“I wanted to cry..it was great” tweeted BBC Look East reporter Mike Liggins Fast Forward 13:49 into this video http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0717yvz/look-east-east-26022016
Watch the Mustard TV News report at http://www.mustardtv.co.uk/browse/major-tim-to-cns-watch-a-norwich-schools-live-link-up-with-space/
Eastern Daily Press – Pupils asks questions to British astronaut Tim Peake
ARISS Principia site https://principia.ariss.org/
What is Amateur Radio? http://www.essexham.co.uk/what-is-amateur-radio
Find an amateur radio training course near you https://thersgb.org/services/coursefinder/
A free booklet is available aimed at introducing newcomers to the hobby that can also be used as a handy reference while getting started, see