UK Amateur / Ham radio operator David Honess M6DNT has been awarded a prestigious space achievement honour for his Astro Pi work with the British Astronaut and Amateur / Ham Radio Operator Tim Peake GB1SS Principia mission
David Honess M6DNT was presented with a Sir Arthur Clarke Award, on behalf of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation and the British Interplanetary Society, for Space Achievement - Industry/Project Individual.
This came after Mr Honess and his Astro Pi project which installed two Raspberry Pi's (Izzy and Ed) on to the International Space Station as the platform for students to run their own code in space and speak with Major Tim Peake GB1SS.
Mr Honess has been "the driving force" behind getting two UK designed and manufactured Astro Pi computers onto the International Space Station to provide a unique facility to inspire children and adults to learn to code.
Sir Arthur Clarke Awards Winners - http://www.bis-space.com/2013/04/05/9719/sir-arthur-clarke-awards-winners