BBC make TV history by beaming up six nations game to the International Space Station

CREDIT: Tim Peake/Nasa/ESA

The BBC and European Space Agency teamed up to beam the Six Nations coverage up to the International Space Station 400km above the Earth yesterday.

This was so England fan Tim Peake who is currently onboard the ISS could watch the game.

The event meant the BBC made television history, for having successfully broadcast a show live to space, for the very first time.

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Tim said: “I know that space is a hostile environment, but Murrayfield for the old Calcutta Cup – that’s a whole different matter,” Peake said.

“And Scotland has a fire in their belly – you could hear their World Cup rage from up here in space! May the best team win! Come on England!”

Now thats what I call out of this world TV coverage..