Wellesley make contact with Tim Peake
In spite of some problems making contact, when we could see and hear him but he could not hear us, the moment when we finally established communication was breath-taking, and the anticipation and the atmosphere in the Sports Hall were extraordinary. This was a never-to-be-repeated event and we congratulate Ethan Becket and Benny Yu for their roles, having previously gained their amateur radio licences: they were both awarded Headmaster’s Commendations in Monday’s assembly. Articles from Saturday’s event can be read on the BBC and ITV news websites, as well as at the Kent Online and Thanet Gazette websites. Once again we must show our appreciation to Mrs Sabin-Dawson and to the many others who all helped bring this about – it will remain long in the memory.
The official ARISS video of the contact with the International Space Station can be viewed on Youtube by following this link.
A photo gallery of the day can be accessed by clicking here.
Also here are some links to news articles:
|BBC News||Kent Online 1|
|ITV News 1||Kent Online 2|
|ITV News 2||Boarding Schools Association|
|Thanet Gazette||Southgate - Amateur Radio News|