An amateur radio contact between students from Powys Combined Schools GB4PCS and UK astronaut Tim Peake GB1SS took place at 1053 GMT on Saturday, March 5, 2016.
The video starts with an introduction by the head teacher and is followed by the schools giving presentations of their activities and studies in Space and STEM subjects.
The ARISS portion of the video starts at approximately 26 minutes with Susan Buckle from the UK Space Agency giving an introduction before handing over to Ciaran Morgan M0XTD, the ARISS Operations Lead in the UK.
The contact with Tim Peake GB1SS starts at approximately 51 minutes.
After the contact has finished, the Head Girl from Builth Wells High School, Gwen Davies, introduces Jeremy Curtis and Susan Buckle from the UK Space Agency for an explanation of the science on board the ISS and a general Q&A session with the audience.
After the Q&A session, Gwen concludes the contact with thanks to all involved and gives a traditional Welsh goodbye.
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