Cornish radio enthusiasts get message from outer space

Members of a Cornish radio who sent a morse code message to a Jupiter-bound satellite were surprised to receive a reply from Nasa.

Enthusiasts from the Poldhu Amateur Radio Club, sent the word 'hi' into space and they were amazed to hear that it was intercepted by the Juno spacecraft before it began its five-year mission to Jupiter.

Juno spacecraft above Jupiter's North Pole Credit: NASA

In 2011 radio clubs around the globe were asked to try to contact Juno on its orbit around the Earth.

Three years on, a letter was sent to enthusiasts Cliff Malcolm, Keith Matthew, Les Jones and Dave Usher thanking them for their contact