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Radio enthusiast calls space station from his shed

An amateur radio enthusiast managed to call astronauts on the International Space Station using simple equipment in his shed.

Adrian Lane, of Gloucestershire, sent out a call signal to the ISS and was "stunned" when he received a reply.

He told Jane Hill on the Victoria Derbyshire programme that the astronaut on board told him the "stars look like diamonds" when viewed from the station.

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  • 07 Aug 2015
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