Friday, July 29, 2016

Hams Invited to 10 Downing Street

Jessica Leigh, M6LPJ, with ESA Astronaut
Tim Peake, KG5BVI/GB1SS, outside
the Prime Minister's official residence in
London. (AMSAT-UK photo)
Four ham radio operators attended a reception at the residence of British Prime Minister Theresa May honoring the successful International Space Station mission of British astronaut Tim Peake, KG5BVI/GB1SS. 

The AMSAT News Service reports that student Jessica Leigh, M6LPJ, and her head teacher, Alan Gray, G4DJX, attended the reception along with Peake's fellow astronauts, Samantha Cristofiretti, IZ0UDF, and Helen Sharman, GB1MIR. 

Jessica participated in an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact with Peake this past January.