Our patron: UK Astronaut Tim Peake

We are very proud that UNSA’s patron is the British and European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake, who flew to the International Space Station in November 2015 where he lived and worked as a scientist for six months.

As well as being an astronaut Tim is a husband, a father to two young boys and his hobbies include skiing, climbing, running, flying and quantum physics.

This page is your One Stop Window to all the latest news on Tim. Scroll down for all the latest updates from Tim’s Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube feeds.

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Tim Peake shared ESA - European Space Agency's post.

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I'm not sure I was that fresh-faced to begin with... I was hoping space travel would make me younger ;-) #10YearChallenge
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Looks like not only Paxi entered the Facebook #10YearChallenge, but also a couple more folks you might recognise... Samantha Cristoforetti, Thomas Pesquet, Luca Parmitano, Alexander Gerst, Andreas Mogensen and Tim Peake! Who knows what they will be doing in the next 10 years? #ForwardToTheMoon

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Emma Chinner has to do a double take, for a minute I thought it was John (looking like Pesquet!) x

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Not changed one bit Have you Tim

1 day ago   ·  1
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None of the astros have changed. Quick everyone. Get to space 😮

2 days ago   ·  1
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Do astronauts not age?! I thought exposure to higher intensity radiation above the Earth's atmosphere was supposed to accelerate ageing. On this very scientific sample I conclude the opposite to be the case!

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Try trampolining Tim … it worked for me …for a few years anyway … hahaha

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I'm first in the queue. Age before beauty lol.

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Doesn’t gravity curve space-time? In which case time would have run faster while you were in space and you got older slightly slower than the rest of us earthlings. Or something like that!

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Love these photos. They all make me smile.

2 days ago
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Ad Astra

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Um... think you may be confused with time travel! 😉😆

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Handsome and intelligent

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You’ve not changed one bit x

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Tim Peake shared ESA European Space History's post.

A proud moment in my career to wear the Union Flag for the first time to explore the vacuum of space. The International Space Station continues to represent the very best of what humans can achieve with international cooperation.
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On this day: 15 January 2016, ESA astronaut Tim Peake becomes first British #ESA astronaut to make spacewalk from the International Space Station. Photo by NASA astronaut Tim Kopra, see blogs.esa.int/tim-peake/2016/01/07/tim-peakes-spacewalk-overview/. More pics, see flic.kr/s/aHskrtrLVQ

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Shows what can be achieved when nations work and cooperate together, instead of going their own separate ways.

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Tim Peake A truly amazing achievement 👍 We are hoping to commission a 10 metre Inflatable Kite that will be in honour of your experience and proudly wearing our Union Flag. 💞http://www.skypainters.co.uk/_Media/44467831_161596484792696_24_med_hr.jpeg

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Two Tims in space at the same time. A proud day for Tims everywhere.

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Exciting heady days. So many of us were with you every step of the way Tim and watched in awe as you undertook your spacewalk. We also used to rush outside and wave as you came over our home in Germany, often straight down the middle of our street. Be well my friend and thank you so much for the lovely memories.

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You lived the dream for lots of us kids from the Apollo era slipping the bonds of Earth to touch the face of God

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Is that the suit which is ‘haunted’ ?

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Remember it well- my heart was in my mouth watching you both Tim & when you got back in safely I heaved a sigh of relief along with half the nation!!

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I watched you go over Uk it was amazing any chance of one of your old Tshirts , lol its worth a try x

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this came up on my timeline memories this morning :-) i watched the ISS fly over the UK as you waited to go "outside" 2year ago today......Happy Anniversary :-)

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Cordiales saludos Tim Peake, Astronauta de la NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Ya lo creo! Nosotros tambien nos sentimos orgullosos de tu labor realizada en el espacio, en ese vacio y con el uniforme de Astronauta; me imagino que aunque el peso desaparece, no así el obstáculo de los guantes a la hora de realizar trabajos precisos y bien sincronizados. Creo que todos nosotros conocemos esa sensación de vacío, que se aloja en la boca del estómago, de solo leer y mirar tu trabajo en el espacio, siento ese vacío que no es comparado con la experiencia real que tu y los otros Astronautas colegas han vivido y viven. Me gustaría escuchar un poco de esa oscuridad inmensa que se observa en todas las fotografías, personalmente siento decir que es un tanto espeluznante, no veo a nadie, pero creo que esta ocupado cada mínimo y máximo espacio. Gracias por tu generoso enlace.

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Put the scientists and engineers in charge, we will soon live in a better place!

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We are proud of you Tim and enjoyed following your live commentary from the space station, even following, heart in our mouths, your space walk. Your work with the young in our country, filling them with interest and enthusiasm for Space has brought it level not seen since the Moon missions of the 1960s / 70's. The Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield has also been filling Canadian youngsters with enthusiasm for Space and the Space Station, both of you have brought the youth of your respective countries to realise that they could make a similar journeys if they really want to and if they really work hard to achieve it! That is a message that wasn't there in the days of the Moon Missions and is something that is inspiring our current generations. Thanks Keith & Jenny

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I cannot imagine what emotions were going through your mind as you stepped out of the airlock for the first time. And of course you are right, when we leave all the hate, bickering and mistrust behind as a race we have and can truly reach for the stars.

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Hell, and I thought my work site visit by a lake and mountains was pretty cool....

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I was watching from DHFS, RAF Shawbury in one of the Sqn crewrooms. Great to see.

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And we are so incredibly proud of you. Enjoyed following your progress and watched with the students at school the 🚀 launch, followed tweets and updates and was tickled pink to meet you at a book signing. You’ve made your country very proud 👍

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Fifty years ago, I thought that would be me!!! ❤❤❤

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Exciting times. I always go out to watch the ISS pass overhead when I can. I very much like your emphasis on "international cooperation , especially today!

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It was an incredible day for you but also incredible to watch from Southampton, UK. I hope you get the opportunity to go again soon.

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How did they managed comms with two Tims on EVA? Was it like "British Tim" and "American Tim "? Must've been confusing.

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And truly well deserved my dear friend!

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Remember watching it with my nursery class, they were so inspired by watching you ❤️🚀

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SO very exciting, I get butterflies just recalling it all. You must be mega happy every time you go back in your mind 😊 How absolutely amazing it all was and is! Very best wishes in all your future plans 🤝

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Yes a momentous time. Well done Starman from all us Britons 🚀🚀

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A proud moment for us all Tim. Keep rocking.

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Tim Peake shared HSX Antarctica's photo.

Huge congratulations to Hampshire Scout, Joe Doherty HSX Antarctica as he completes the world’s first #Scout-led expedition to ski to the South Pole. Wishing him a safe and speedy return by kite ski.

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Day 45 - live location - 90.0000S Weather was sunny all day, temp was - 32 wind was 02knots and windchill is - 34 My song of the day goes to Ste Carey as he sent this to me first (although a lot of people said it) I would walk 500 miles by the Proclaimers! IM AT THE SOUTH POLE!!! 914KM over 45 days of blood, sweat and tears and I am at the bottom of the planet! I can’t believe, it I cried as soon as I got to the Pole. This hard been a dream, a project, a massive rollercoaster for over 7 years now. There are not enough words to describe how I feel right now that I am stood at the South Pole after all those hard times. I want to thank so many people for believing in me, supporting me and giving me this opportunity that very few people on this planet get. First and foremost thank you to my girlfriend Jo Thomas for being there for me every step of the way, I couldn’t have done it without your support before and during the expedition! I love you so much for that ❤️. To my Mum, Dad, Sister and Grand Parents you’ve shaped me from the very start into the person I am now! But also to my Welsh and Irish families who have never doubted me and always told me to keep going and never to give up! You all played a part in this success whether you were aware of it or not! To Matt Prince who’s been a part of the Antarctica team from the start and is the mastermind behind all the social media! To Jamie Kelly and Russ Parke for being the cornerstones of HSX and have mentored me from the start with this expedition! A humongous thanks needs to go to The Outward Bound Trust UK. I have never worked for a company that is so supportive. They have been the catalyst that has enabled this expedition to happen! Without the support of its Trustees and the Trust itself, this simply would not have been possible. I will be forever be indebted to the Trust and to fly the Outward abound flag down here was truly emotional for me. A moment I will never forget. A moment I will not let anyone forget. Without the support of Hugh Harper (my unofficial uncle) I would have not have the funds to kite ski back at all. He came in just when I needed it and gave so much of his time to helping me ma

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Sarah Doherty 😆😆😆

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Hugh Doherty Teresa O'Connell Jo Thomas 💙💙💙 Thank you everyone who has supported Joe we are unbelievably proud of him!!

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Kite skiing back from the south pole??? That sounds fantastic!! Imagine that on your bucket list....🤩

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Joshua Cracknell

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Congratulations and well done.

2 weeks ago
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Well done, congratulations

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Well done. Amazing.

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🚁🚁🌃

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Yes and safe journey back x

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Henry Nares is this the chap ty Lauren’s cousin was designing sleigh project?

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You can't possibly be at the South pole. Are you not aware that the earth is flat??

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Amazing achievement! Carol Turnbull has Amy seen this article? X

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Excellent, no havering took place then?

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Amazing achievement for joe Tim 👏👏👏

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Brilliant! Huge congratulations 👏👏👏👏

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Chciałbym

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What a great achievement!

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Impressive Stuff

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Huge admiration for a great achievement!

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Great to see the Outward Bounds Trust guys achieving amazing things!

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Congratulations Joe Doherty ☺😊👌👏.

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My partner has been an air-scout (parascending instructor) for 25 years & a keen skier. She sends her congratulations & best wishes for a safe return trip !

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A massive 'well done' to you and your team. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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Robert Bennett 💖

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God speed and safe return. What an adventure.

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