Tim Peake talks about Kettering from space.
Tim Peake posted on social media support for the Kettering Grammar School Satellite Tracking Group.
The British astronaut, who is on a half year trip on the International Space Station, commented on Facebook yesterday about the Kettering Grammar School Satellite Tracking Group.
His comments came as the group of space watchers, which broke up in 2000 following the death of its founder, visited the National Space Centre in Leicester to officially open an exhibit of their equipment.
The 'Kettering exhibit' was also used to mark the 50th anniversary of the landmark day when the group's founder, Geoff Perry MBE, discovered the top secret Soviet Plesetsk launch site in 1966.
Praising the group - whose space centre visit yesterday was the first time the members got together since 2002 - Peake said in his message: "Kettering Grammar School Satellite Tracking Group monitored space and satellites for nearly half a century. Celebrating 50 years of pioneering space research as an aid to teaching, enjoy your day at the National Space Centre, Leicester!"
The Northants Herald and Post have a full article about this on line, to read it please just click here to read more about this moment from space about Kettering.
There is also an interesting short article on the BBC about the group, see it here.