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 Space Rocks's video.

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Students these days - not knowing The Who... they don't know what they're missing ;-)
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It’s always cool when Tim Peake’s #spacerocks playlist gets a mention on University Challenge! 🤘👩‍🚀🚀

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And mistaking ABC for Duran Duran - what are they teaching kids today

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We watched in horror as Gurr said confidently “The Beach Boys”... Good grief 🙄

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I had a student paramedic with me and they showed Queen and Freddy Mercury on tv. She looked blankly at the screen then said “ who is that?” < deep deep sigh>

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First time I've got 3 answers in a row on University Challenge.

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I was exasperated in the last series when (despite naming any opera you could throw at them), they thought Led Zep's Stairway guitar solo was Oasis. Kids today....

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The WhoThey certainly don't know what they're missing, Tim. Beach Boys indeed! We're the bleedin' 'Oo!

7 hours ago   ·  19
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It’s when you can justifiably say: ‘I blame their parents’. Duran Duran!! Still, I suppose they wouldn’t have heard them on any PlayStation games ...

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How could they not identify The Who, honestly kids these days.

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Talking about 'Their Generation..' (see what I did there..) 😉

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universally challenged :)

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I got all three of those questions right. That literally never happens when I watch University Challenge. They might know their Latin or classics, but I know my pop music! 😂🤣😂🤣😂

29 minutes ago
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Oh how sad they are. They may be good at their chosen subject, but not a lot between the ears other than that.

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Hi Tim I don,t think they know what they are missing Tim never watch university challenge myself

3 hours ago
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Have to be honest, I know the song well but went blank on who it was! Same with the Led Zeppelin one last season, for some reason I could only come up with Fleetwood Mac and Im old enough and music loving enough to know! 🤣 having watched the show being filmed, its nervewracking and the majority of students are very young, Im bowled over by the stuff they do know, and sometimes you have to have a stab if you dont know, the clock is ticking! if you are born in 1997 and you don't grow up listening to those specific bands you probably wont know it, be kind! 😁

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They are so young, remember. But yes, I agree.

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There were a few last week who hadn’t even heard of Iron Maiden.

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We should be incorporating British music into History lessons, The Who are the best band of all time, not the Stones or The Beatles (;

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2 weeks ago there was a round completely focused on Iron Maiden's "The Number Of The Beast" album. Needless to say none of questions were answered but I love who is setting these questions. There was another round last night about indie bands that was kinda cool.

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Hey you don't need to be old to know who The Who are 😂

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I got them all!!! My daughter could hear me shouting the answers upstairs 🙂

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My daughter and I were highly amused by this. We watched the episode in question. They didn't know much about the music at all! But, they did know a hell of a lot of other stuff!

7 hours ago
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Was it just me or was last night's episode particularly tough?

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I live nearish to Cambridge, it’s no surprise.

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We were screaming at the telly on that round! Bloody students 😉

8 hours ago
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Good God, I fear for the future!

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As we announced last night, Tim Peake's #Soyuz spacecraft, presented by Samsung and the Science Museum Group, is now on display at Peterborough Cathedral! Hear more from Tim here: bit.ly/2vCvBhT

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Laura Gibson Emma Mundy Hayley Woodbridge Lennina Alban Ellen Woodbridge-Young Danny Woodbridge Nat Woodbridge FYI XXXX

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Tim, never mind all this space stuff, you know you’re really famous when your ESS playlist is a question on University Challenge! x x

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The VR descent experience left me sobbing with intense wonder. Ever since I was a young child, I have been fascinated with the idea of being out in the Universe looking back at this glittering jewel that we inhabit. Thank you for enabling me to experience this in some way. Xx

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Just heard you on TodayR4 , have you ever listened to Robert Anton Wilson ? You’re agnostic views are quite similar We know very little and that’s exciting-

1 week ago
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Yo spaceman, it looks a bit like our hot water tank 😆. Anyway, I've just watched the solar probe launch from the Cape; live on BBC. Cool or what!

1 week ago
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Hi Tim- my 7 year old wants to write you a letter, where do we send it? Thank you Dee & Noah 🚀🚀🚀🚀

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Shame it is not coming to Chichester. Would have thought that was an obvious choice

1 week ago
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Incredible that you place three people in there in addition to chute, safety equipment, no leg room and no peanuts!!!

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Did the VR decent back to earth today was out of this world definitely a great experience even though it freaked me out at first looking down at the earth from four hundred miles no wonder it takes years of training and hard work to become an astronaut Tim you are a very lucky man to have experienced this for real.

1 week ago
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hi Tim. I am an athlete and journalist from Argentina. I would like to interview you for your London marathon that you ran at the ISS. If possible, please indicate how I can communicate with you. thank you very much

1 week ago
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Wow Tim, how amazing is this. Thanks for sharing with us. Really is good to see this up at Peterborough Cathedral. The Soyuz is smaller than I realised, we learn everyday Tim c

1 week ago
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I didn't realise how small you actually are until I saw your suit. Amazing exhibition and will be back again later in the week with a proper camera :)

1 week ago
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Stephen, seen this?

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Hi Tim hope you got your polish with you and your duster to shine up your soyuz very exciting news that it is at Peterborough cathedral

1 week ago
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Are You Great Mr Peake

5 days ago
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Hardly looks big enough for 1 let alone 3....

1 week ago
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Saw it when it was in Edinburgh ,brilliant x

1 week ago
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Be honest did the moon landing happen?

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Rob Stowe and Dawn Stowe you should take the kids!

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Keith Davies - don't know whether this would interest Bethany?

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Trevor something to see when you’re next in Peterborough

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Niall Hunneman

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Jonathan Pope

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Thank you to Samsung and everyone at Peterborough Cathedral for a great launch of the #soyuztour yesterday in this magnificent 900-year old cathedral. ... See moreSee less

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Is it coming to South Wales?

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Thrilled to see Soyuz today at Peterborough Cathedral, after following Tim Peake space mission... Amazing.

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Tim was as cool as a cucumber as a giant Dalek Khan appeared, revealing his hidden base for world domination crying, "EL-EV-ATE!!!!"

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Nick Littlewood Henry would enjoy seeing this!

1 week ago

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Hello Tim. I keep bumping into you! Around Prinsted where I live. In Comrie, where my daughter lives. You always say hello, though I doubt you realise it's the same person!

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We were there today. Was amazed how it could get so far unscathed and how big the parachute was.

1 week ago
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Saw it in Edinburgh last weekend. Couldn’t help noticing that you had slightly damaged it Tim. Take more Duct tape next time!

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Looks amazing. Glad you had great day. Will you be back again before it moves on? Hope to get to see it.x

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I saw it in Manchester. I couldn't believe how tiny it is.

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Yes, we are going later this week x

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Disappointed that it is not going to be in Somerset, Devon or Cornwall

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Yes! I can’t wait to see it, never mind the children 😆

1 week ago
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Looks Amazing Tim glad you had a great day I ❤️those stained glass windows behind you Tim

1 week ago
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How lovely xx I took Charlie and Noah to the Barbican to hear Tim speak,it was wonderful xx

1 week ago
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John looks like they got it in ok ☺️

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Going to see it this week.

1 week ago
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Nice one spaceman. I saw you on Anglia telly.😊

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Elaine Mold show this to hannah and George. Mentioned it last week.

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Great picture! Wish I could be there 🚀

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Hi Tim from midhurst nr Chichester

1 week ago
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Happy to see you well...have a great day

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So incredible to be able to go see it!

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Saw this in Edinburgh. Amazing.

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Becky Lewin...... did you know?

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Gareth - Lets take Fletcher? 🚀🚀🚀🚀

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