Tim Peake talks about Amateur Radio on the ISS

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) logo

In this video, UK astronaut Tim Peake KG5BVI / GB1SS talks about the opportunities ARISS offers and the impact it can have on the next generation of explorers.

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) lets students worldwide experience the excitement of talking directly with crew members of the International Space Station, inspiring them to pursue interests in careers in science, technology, engineering and math, and engaging them with radio science technology through amateur radio.

On Thursday, March 10, 2016 astronauts on the International Space Station logged their 1,000th educational contact with the ground. No matter how many times it happens, talking directly with someone orbiting above the Earth remains a thrill for students.

Watch ARISS: Talking to Astronauts

Read more at http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/news/ariss_students/

Follow Tim Peake during his stay in space at: https://twitter.com/astro_timpeake

For more on ARISS, visit: http://www.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