Ham radio has role in five years of continuous ISS human habitation

“The initial Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) station gear was already aboard the space station by the time the first crew launched. Later in the month, the Expedition 1 team installed and activated the VHF gear on FM voice and packet under the US call sign NA1SS and the Russian call sign RS0ISS. Each of the 12 crews that have lived on the ISS to conduct assembly and research activities has included at least one US radio amateur.”

I think it’s pretty cool that my hobby has guys in space & our own satellites..