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TCS to make contact with ISS

TCS students to talk to International Space Station (ISS)

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Students in Tallaght Community School are scheduled to contact the International Space Station on Thursday 19th October at 13:48 Irish Time. The event will be streamed live via:  https://www.youtube.com/user/togdublin/live

Students from TCS will make history, as they have been announced as the first Irish school who will make direct radio contact with the International Space Station (ISS) while in orbit.  This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is part of the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station programme (ARISS), which will see Irish students speaking with Italian Astronaut Paulo Nespoli while he orbits the Earth on the ISS.

ARISS is a global voluntary group that formalised a programme for utilising radio equipment on-board the ISS as a channel for further educating schools across the world on the work of the international space programme, life on-board the ISS, expeditions which astronauts are undertaking and amateur radio.