UK radio station sending our voices into space – How to take part | Science | News

Next month, Fun Kids Radio – a national children’s and pop digital radio station – will be sending a radio programme into space.

The idea has been labelled “Mission Transmission”, with the live event scheduled to be held at the Royal Observatory Greenwich at 7pm, Monday, February 14.

The transmission will be beamed to 10,000 of the Earth’s closest stars.

Furthermore, the broadcast will be sent as a radio signal, which is a type of light wave, capable of travelling up to 299,792,458 metres per second – the speed of light.

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Mission Transmission is the idea of the station’s producer, Adam Stoner, who said he had drawn inspiration from the advancement of space exploration in the past 12 months.

Speaking to he said: “Space has always fascinated me. Where did we come from? Are we alone in the universe? – and I have this desire, in some small way, to help people experience that awe themselves.”

Mr Stoner added that despite the window for entries only opening on Tuesday, the station was already overwhelmed by the response the idea had received.

He said: “Everyone here at Fun Kids has been blown away by the responses we’ve received.

“It’s clear people who are submitting their voices are really thinking about what they want to say about themselves, their families, their hobbies and friends, and what questions they’ve got for any life that might be out there.

“Some of the responses have moved me quite a lot. Hearing kids talk so openly about the love they’ve got for a pet or a parent, and hearing them express how badly they want to go to space themselves. I’m happy we can do that for them.”

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