BBC will make its first broadcast into space tomorrow

Saturday, Feb 06, 2016

British astronaut Tim Peake has already achieved a number of "firsts" while aboard the International Space Station, but his next milestone will possibly be the most entertaining. Tomorrow (February 6th), Peake and his two astronaut colleagues will view the BBC's first ever space broadcast, when it live-streams the Scotland vs England Six Nations rugby match live from Murrayfield. The BBC says it's working with the European Space Agency (ESA) to feed the game to the space station, which kicks off at 4:50pm UK time. It's obviously no surprise to Peake: he knew of the BBC's plans well before blast off -- he even had time to pack an England rugby shirt and Gilbert rugby ball in his suitcase before making the trip.

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