These contacts have inspired thousands of young people and introduced them to amateur radio in a new and exciting way.
An RSGB video celebrates these historic school contacts and the range of linked activities the schools have enjoyed.
Beginning with the exhilaration of the launch, it follows the competition for schools to host the ARISS contacts, and showcases the variety of science, technology, engineering, maths (STEM) and arts activities that helped pupils to understand more about space and amateur radio.
The contacts themselves, often led by newly-licensed pupils, were the successful culmination of many months of work and anticipation.
Watch GB1SS: schools speaking to Tim Peake
ARISS Principia 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