Tim Peake!

tim-peake-main-photoTimothy Nigel ‘Tim’ Peake!

Tim Peake is the first British ESA astronaut, the second person to bear a British flag patch (the first was Helen Sharman, who visited the Mir space station as part of Project Juno in 1991), the sixth person born in the United Kingdom to go on board the International Space Station (the first was NASA astronaut Michael Foale in 2003), and the seventh UK born person in space (the first was Helen Sharman).

Facts about Tim

Born – 1972 in Chichester

Past careers – British Army Officer

Other occupation – Test Pilot

Rank – Major

Years spent training – Six Years

Launch – 15th December 2015

First EVA (spacewalk) – 15th January 2016

Return to Earth – 18th June 2016