• Question: Do you have 4G in space

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    Asked by Lauren k to Simon, Julia, Delma, Andrew, Alex on 15 Dec 2015.
    • Photo: Andrew Winnard

      Andrew Winnard answered on 15 Dec 2015:

      The astronauts have a data link to earth that uses satelites rather than phone masts like we use on Earth. It is good enough to do video calls home and stream HD video 🙂

    • Photo: Alexander Finch

      Alexander Finch answered on 16 Dec 2015:

      Yup! Also, astronauts have no need for mobile phones on the space station, so no need for 4G 🙂 As Andrew says, they have all kinds of special radios to get phone and internet on their laptops in the station, and I hear it’s pretty fast too!