1000th contact for ARISS

| October 30, 2015

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station, or ARISS, programme has marked its 1000th space station amateur radio event.

It started 15 years ago when the programme established the first permanent amateur radio presence in space.

The inaugural ARISS contact took place on 21 December 2000 between a school near Chicago and Commander William ‘Shep’ Shepherd, KD5GSL.

Several UK schools will have the opportunity to speak to UK astronaut Tim Peake in 2016.

You can read more about his mission and his involvement with amateur radio on the RSGB website.

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