About hams in space, a very interesting document. Since Space Shuttle era to our days with David KG5FYI on the mike! Credits: ARISS.
Since the earliest days of the Space Shuttle, many astronauts have become licensed radio amateurs to communicate to stations on earth while traveling in space and on the International Space Station. The list below includes call signs for astronauts who are, or were at one time, licensed hams. It indicates on which missions licensed astronauts have flown, whether on Space Shuttle, MIR or ISS. Not all licensed astronauts were part of missions that involved active participation in Amateur Radio activities. In some cases, unlicensed astronauts conducted Amateur Radio contacts under third party supervision of licensed astronauts.