BBC to stream Scotland v England to astronaut Peake

BBC to stream Scotland v England to astronaut Peake

BBC to stream Scotland v England to astronaut Peake

On Saturday, the BBC will make broadcasting history, live-streaming the Scotland v England RBS Six Nations match to British astronaut Major Tim Peake in the International Space Station.

Peake will be able to watch the game 400km above the earth as the BBC and European Space Agency feed the game to him live in the space station.

Tim has sent a photo from the space station as he gets into the spirit ahead of the game, along with a specially recorded message here. You can also follow updates from Tim tomorrow via his Twitter account here.

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

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