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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Do you have a particular #Moon landing memory or have they inspired you in some way? Join the #MoonMemories campaign and tell your story here: moonlandingmemories.com
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Today we’re launching the Moon Landing Memories campaign with @Spacegovuk to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission 🌑 There’s a whole host of ways you can take part, from sharing your photos and memories of humanity's missions to the Moon, to letting us know how space exploration has inspired you. Get involved now at the link below #MoonMemories moonlandingmemories.com/

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I was 11 years old & it was my baby nephews Christening. We had to go to my brother's house for the afternoon/evening. I had been watching it since they launched the spacecraft & was afraid I wasn't gonna have the opportunity to see the moon landing. My sister-in-law made sure the tv was on for me to watch. It was so exciting watching that & just telling this story now is making the hairs on my arm stand on end. When I was about 3 or 4, I remember getting up early one morning & watched one of Mercury launches. My dad had left early for work that morning & I thought he was in the space capsule & started crying. My brother calmed me down & assured me that our dad was at work & I would see later that day. I love everything about space travel. I find it so intriguing.

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I have always wanted to be an astronaut since I can remember. I can remember my dad watching the moon landings and ever since realising how important it was, that was all I wanted. My parents baught be an astronaut suit in 1971 and I loved wearing it but they wouldn't let me have a guitar because my dad said it was too noisey. I wish he could have heard a Saturn 5 rocket up close, thats noisey. I am now 52 and would volunteer for anything to do with going back to the moon and on to Mars. NASA put something in my heart. Its still burning!

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I did a huge project at school at the time. Even going so far a creating a scaled model of the moon surface, and the lander " Eagle" Won a prize for it too. I was in awe of the science of it all. Would give anything for a tour of the ESA or NASA now. A great future for Mankind's voyage to the Stars.

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I remember the latter missions the best.Apollo 15, 16 and 17 when they had the great live TV coverage.Apollo 17 really stands out with Gene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt exploring the plains at Hadley and the famous orange soil.Absolutely superb for a 12 year old kid.It gave me a love of Aviation and space exploration which I still have 50 years later.

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Obsessed by space since growing up in the early 70s and Skylab on Newsround/Blue Peter etc... I was too young to remember the moon landings first hand - but the first opportunity to travel to Florida in my 20s and see the VAB, Saturn V on display etc IRL was incredible. I have a picture of Fred Haise (Apollo 13, Shuttle tests etc) on my mantelpiece now. Incredible inspiration, not just the engineering or astronauts, but the organisation.

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Dad got me up to watch the first moon landing telling me that I would never forget it. So true, thank you Dad, Gerry Brown. ...what an amazing period in time. We've been lucky enough to see Saturn rocket at Kennedy Space centre in Florida. Amazing place. Also chatted to an astronaut, and a space engineer.

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Way before my time but it has always truely fascinated me. Do you hope to get there one day Tim? I'm pinning all my hopes on you as my chances of getting there are a touch slimmer...

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I had an Airfix model of the Saturn V rocket on display in my bedroom window for years... it was almost a local landmark 😃

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I was four when the original moon landings started , more about looking to mars ,greatly inspired by Abigail Harrison ,going to do a small course on astrobiology , I don't exactly remember the first landing but I do remember when the two astronauts went to moon surface and feltbitbunfair the third had to stay orbiting the moon, sadly I feel we have been born about a century too early as it's really exciting what might be achieved in 100 years, literally only scratching the surface just now

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I remember queuing for hours with my dad to see the command capsule, which was on display in Cannon Hill Park (Birmingham UK) not long after the mission.. I was awestruck by how small it was and how fragile it looked...

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I can remember my mom waking me up in the night to watch it on TV and have always loved photos of earth from space. Tim your book is amazing.

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I was sat on the roof of a block of flats called Chancery Mansions in Singapore with my Dad listening to the Apollo 11 radio broadcasts. I still have the overseas editions of the British newspapers celebrating the incredible event. Happy times.

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I was just 4 when Man landed on the Moon - I've seen the footage so many times I no longer know whether I saw it at the time. But have been fascinated by the reflective properties of our natural satellite and so on. I queued up with my parents in a Birmingham park to climb steps to peek inside a landing craft, I forget which it was, but I also queued to see Moon dust at Birmingham Science Museum

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Watching with my mum and my sister in Ireland. Wanting to be an astronaut. Getting an astronaut suit for that Christmas. Best ever

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Tim Peake, When NASA return to the Moon in 2024, both photos and video will be stunning, as 4K video was not available in 1969.

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I was 7 years old and living with my great aunt Lil. It was on TV very late and was allowed to stay up and watch it live. I was hooked.

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I was only 7 then, but my room was covered in posters given away in newspapers and the like. We were going to stay for a few days with my aunt & uncle in Goring-by-Sea, and watched the whole thing, staying up all night. It was a massive thing then. Still is now! Even to this day, I still pop into the garden to watch the ISS as it flies over (thanking Tim Peake for re-awaking my interest in that!).

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I was alive for the last 2 landing 16 & 17 but too young to remember them. What I do remember vividly was the Apollo Soyuz Test Project. I would have loved to have watched the actual Apollo 11 landing, still the greatest feat humanity has achieved.

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Watched live as Neil Armstrong touch the surface of the moon. I was 21. What a thrill. A few years later I got to touch a a small moon rock that was on display at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in Washington.

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My birthday 20/07/1969☺️🌝

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Watched the first moon landing in Euston station believe it or not, there was a demonstration of colour TV going on. Odd when you think there is no colour on the moon...

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Late last year while looking for Dads misplaced cheque book i came across three newspapers( The Sun, The People and the local Telegraph & Argus )of the first moon landing. My Dad ran a newsagents shop at the time so getting hold of a couple of copies wouldn't have been hard. I think he must have kept them for posterity but forgot about them until i found them. Sadly my Dad died in February aged 92 and talking about the moon landing was one of the last proper conversations we had, still hurts !

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I still have the pull out from a newspaper telling us all about it.

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I was 7 years old at the time and remember being up in middle of the night watching Neil and Buzz walk on the moon. Thanks to BBC became big fan of Patrick Moore and James Burke

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My dad woke me at some ridiculous hour and told me history was being made. I sat watching eating my cereal, wondering if Neil Armstrong could see me. I waved at the moon every time I saw it, just in case someone stayed there. Took a lot of persuasion on the part of my parents before I would stop.

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Great for #MondayMotivation - testing a prototype #exercise device designed for rowing, cycling and resistance training in #space. Needs to be reliable, lightweight and compact. Future #engineers take note!

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Great to see you still working. When are you going up again. You made it so interesting.

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Hi Tim important to keep your muscles flexible as you and your crew mates exercise when you and crew mates were aboard the iss

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Happy Monday ☺️

6 days ago
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Reliably, light weight and strong, mixed with new innovative materials. The #StepXcycle I’m designing whilst on my SEP year with University of Portsmouth is going through a similar process. Check it out at www.glenwickenproductdesign.co.uk. I’m using reinforced carbon produced by 3D printed technology to change the cycling industry! #StepXcycle #innovation #engineers

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Excellent machine for keeping in shape in space, if it works.

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Need one at home. Happy Monday guys

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Im studying towards a bachelor of Engineering at the OU. Would be a fab project this.

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Did it deliver all of the above Mr Peake or was it back to the drawing board? ..

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Best results will be obtained if on that screen you watch a good rugby match! Cheers!

6 days ago
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Think i need that at home lol

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Erin Caldwell

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And there’s Patrick beside you too! Send him my regards.

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MashaAllah Tim

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New Shepard had a great mission on May 2, 2019. This particular rocket has flown to space and back 5 times. The mission flew 38 payloads for a variety of sch...

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Hi Tim looks Amazing and so nice to this Amazing planet we have as we need to look after it and also reduce our plastics to to protect our wildlife well done to the team

2 weeks ago
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Mind-boggling engineering achievement! Does it have to be stripped down after each trip? Imagine the stresses it has undergone!

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Hi Tim, I’m looking to apply for university courses next year and I was wondering if I could just ask you for some advice. I am really interested in space and engineering but I don’t really know much about the possible careers that I could have in that field. I am fascinated by your career and would be so grateful for any advice you could give me. Thank you, Eleanor 🙂

1 week ago
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Was watching it again for the fifth time completing the mission.

2 weeks ago
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