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 alt-J's photo.

Great meeting you today guys and good luck with the tour!
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Brilliant tour of the ESA - European Space Agency and a huge honour to meet Tim Peake . More pics to come...

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Julie SinclairTim can you come to Falkirk please 🙂 we have loads here to see and do! We have the only rotating boat lift of it’s kind in the world 🌍 you like science and I reckon you would find that interesting. It doesn’t go as fast as a rocket unfortunately but it’s pretty cool! We would love to meet you!

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Stacey Ann HutchinsU are amazing Tim my son jack reading your book at moment he loves it

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Valerie GreeneDon't think I've ever been more jealous of anything

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Chloé BegleyLuke Hornbuckle where were you!

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Debbie SaundersonJosh Keston ... I didn't know you wear glasses 😂

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Tracey ThorpeHi Tim your Amazing mate love your books they are Brillant

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Susan BromleyWhat an amazing day. Love it. 😁

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Helen Bowie-SimpsonYou are SO lucky alt-J!!!

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Two years ago today, NASA astronaut Tim Kopra and I took a stroll in space to repair the International Space Station. A truly epic day, with an eventful ending as Tim's spacesuit helmet began taking in water. Great teamwork that day got us back in safely. In this pic, Tim and I had just been told by Mission Control to 'hang out' for 10 mins until the Sun went down. The only way to protect us from the high voltage from the solar panels was to wait until it was dark. Most memorable 10 minutes of my life... ... See moreSee less

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Tracey StimsonBest thing to see was the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 badge worn on your arm and the earth within your visor can’t wait for your next mission keep up the wonderful work your doing Tim Peake

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Harry FlanniganYou lived many a wee boys dream and on behalf of many wee boys I say thank you, for sharing your adventure with us 👍🏻 (harry a wee boy aged 56😉) 🖖🏻😁

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Carolyn LangfieldYour amazing selfie came up on my memories page today as I had shared it with my friends..... Thank you Major Tim.... you're an inspiration 🌍🚀

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Naresh MehayHi Tim, I'm not sure whether you will have time to personally answer this but what is the best question you've been asked by an eight year old following your return to earth? And what is the best question you've ever been asked by any child that has stood out or stumped you! 🤔🤔

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Rosemary HalvorsonI was still in England after coming over to watch your launch with family and friends in Westbourne. I had dinner with your Mum (my cousin) and Dad , the day before the 'walk' and then watched the whole 'walk' on my computer ! Thrilling !

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Rachael HillThat came up on my own news feed today, fab memory watching you with all my childminding children (one wanted to be an astronaut thanks to you!). Your memories must be literally out if this World!

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Judith IronsI remember that like it was yesterday! Watched it with my children, they (we) were enthralled. I bet you are looking forward to doing it again?!

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Katherine GreenMy then 4 year old HAD to have a space themed 5th birthday party after watching you, we even made a game called Pin Tim where the children had to place a picture of you on ISS with a blindfold on (think pin the tail on the donkey but floating in space) 😆 popped up on my FB feed

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David HartleyBefore you left the airlock, I was watching Stargazing Live with Dara O'Brein, Brian Cox and the inimitable Chris Hadfield. I tweeted a question to the studio (as 1000's of others did) and incredibly they read mine out. "Will there be any opportunities for sightseeing or contemplation during the spacewalk?" The studio guests laughed... until minutes later when there was a delay while you were outside and you did indeed have a few minutes to pause and look around! So... what was it like???

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Betty SmithI was so thrilled and felt privileged being able to watch your live posts on my iPad. You were more than inspirational to young and old alike. Thank you all for being so brave xx

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Sarah CatterallCrikey time flies !! Cant believe I was holding my breath for 10 mins until you were back safely in the space station 2 years ago today !!

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Beth AndMike HellebrandTim you spoke to my kids elementary school in Decatur Alabama, Walter Jackson and we have followed you since, love the space photos! Mh

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Heather Louise Dunn🌍🚀 that would be amazing seeing our world as the majority will never see it! Ground control to Major Tim come in Major Tim in space can people hear you scream 🧐👽👨🏼‍🚀

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Sue SlaterHi Tim, those two years have gone by so fast. It is a time that we will never forget especially with all of the wonderful photos that you took and sent back to us all.

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Mark BucktonTim Peake, whats the Wi-Fi like up there? When i was a kid i wanted to be a astronaut, lets face it, who didn't? but in hindsight i love my internet gaming too much, and would miss my Startrek online and elite dangerous. tough call really. However, did you get chance to do any gaming as part of recreation on the ISS? Cards, eye spy, something beginning with S. LOL??

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Valerie GreeneAnd I was glued to it, can't believe it was 2 years ago, my favourite photo can from this walk too, the one showing earth in your viser 😊😊😊

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Susan Elizabeth BlamireAmazing picture!! I've read both your books Major Tim and I couldn't put them down. Your achievements are an inspiration.

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Nicola Louise EssexOmgosh! My 4 year old daughter is just learning about space at school. It’s so inspirational what you’ve achieved, you’ve left a legacy that will inspire children for years 👍👍👍

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Mary BainbridgeBeats hanging about on street corners Tim! What a fab memory to have and Tim Kopra will be your friend for life I’m sure. I’m looking forward to your next mission, I need another of your wonderful books to read.🚀⭐️🌟

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Wendy HutchinsonWow. We've just seen the part of the spacecraft that brought you back to earth at Shildon Railway Museum. Fabulous display and as you can see from my profile picture I had to try the suit on.

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Carole JonesWent to Shildon Locomotion. Was surprised at how small the capsule is that brought you safely back to Earth. Thought provoking for us non astronauts!

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Laura Bernie CoyneMiss the daily updates from space. Enjoyed them all. Books both great but not the same as seeing you up there. You motivated so many people especially children. Keep the books coming.

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Dave KnaptonAmazing Tim Peake. Just been reading about those events in "ask an astronaut" you really bring that event and many more to life. Thanks for sharing.

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John MinshullMike Massimino said after his spacewalk (referring to the earth) "we are a spaceship!!" Did you have any similar revelations during those 10 minutes?

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Daisy BroomfieldJust read my Facebook memories from 2 years ago and they were about watching the ISS cross the sky and hoping you had a safe walk! Inspirational to all of us with our feet firmly on the ground!

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