Direct radio contact with the International Space Station (ISS) during WRC-15
On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of a permanent human presence in space on board the International Space Station (ISS), the ITU International Amateur Radio Club (IARC) 4U1ITU established a direct radio contact with the orbiting Space Station (ISS) on 3 November 2015. This radio contact was coordinated by the IARC and Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS), a non-profit organization run by volunteers and amateur radio enthusiasts. Representatives of NASA, the US Mission in Geneva, students of the Institut Florimont school in Geneva, and ITU Management were in the ITU Amateur Radio Room during the contact as the space station passed over Geneva.
Photo caption: NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren, KO5MOS, assisted by Kimiya Yui, KG5BPH, operating OR4ISS amateur radio station from the International Space Station in communication with the ITU Amateur radio station 4U1WRC during the WRC-15 special ARISS event.