On this day 2 years ago…………

Today (15.12.2017) is two years since Tim Peake launched to the International Space Station (ISS)!

He described the journey back as “the best ride I’ve been on ever”, adding: “The smells of Earth are just so strong”.

On the 15th December 2015, Tim took the most exhilarating ride of his life, lifting off, on a Russian Soyuz rocket with Russian commander Yuri Malenchenko and US astronaut Tim Kopra!


Source – European Space Agency

Professor Brian Cox and Dara O Briain presented live coverage of British astronaut Tim Peake’s arrival at the International Space Station, at the Science Museum in London.  They were joined by astronauts including former ISS commander Chris Hadfield and Helen Sharman, and Dallas Campbell reported live from the launch in Kazakhstan!

Since his Principia Mission Tim has done many tours/talks, attended events, becoming a Scout ambassador, writing books and much more!

Children have been inspired by his Principia Mission – in a way that they may not have been interested in space especially from a scientific or mathematical point of view, but have been drawn in through a number of different ways, such as competitions, challenges and experiments!

Thank you to Tim for being such an inspiration to all!


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