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 forΒ 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 allΒ the latest news on Tim. Scroll down for all the latest updates from Tim’s Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube feeds.


Part of the south coast of England in there too! ... See moreSee less

Normandy and Seine Maritime seen from space flic.kr/p/Uib1ky

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Terry McEwanI'm so loving this pic! It's amazing. My home in the south east of UK is a tad out of shot,but wow ,its still so amazing to see ! Thanks for giving us the experience of space travel from the safety of home.πŸ˜€2 days ago
Claire MainstoneOh wow! Thank you for sharing Tim, this shot totally bypassed us. We can see our home, sunny Eastbourne! How exciting!! 😁 It's so amazing to see this from space. We remember your shot of the south coast when you were onboard. It was a sunny day and we were actually on the beach having a paddle, if we'd of known you were zooming past we would of given you a huge wave (and maybe danced around hysterically like we did every night when we saw you in the sky) :-) Hope you are well and we look forward to seeing you soon. Big hugs, Claire and Chloe xx2 days ago   ·  3
Wendy CumnerGreat photo and lovely to see the Isle of Wight. So many mentions on here too which is also great. Its the little place with a big heart. The little (sometimes forgotten) jewel of the UK. Thank Tim for the wonderful photos of the UK (and other places) makes us feel part of something special. :-)1 day ago
Tracey ThorpeGood morning Tim another amazing picture taken by Thomas pesquet when you look at the detail in these photo,s it,s absoultely incredible this lovely planet we are on it,s awesome2 days ago
Sarah Denman Was BodenYet another amazing photo... I can see both my home (well nearly πŸ˜‰) in Bognor Regis. .. and the family holiday home in Normandy.... what a fabulous capture ! Xx2 days ago
Theresa SmithWhat an absolutely gorgeous photo Thomas. I love the way you include parts of the ISS in your photos. Have a great day/weekend. Best wishes from Waltham Abbey in Essex UK.2 days ago
Joy HaywoodI can see our caravan at West Wittering, well nearly!! Lovely photo, thanks.2 days ago
Teresa KochmanskiCool, je vois oΓΉ nous habitons Γ  Havant en Angleterre!!! Merci ;-)2 days ago
Robert Paul WiltonJust a bit to the left Tim, I need to check the tiles on my roof... :-)2 days ago   ·  1
Bee SavageI can see my home town of Salcombe (the most southern peninsula with the estuary) πŸ˜€πŸ˜€2 days ago   ·  1
Rachelle Lawleyi can see my house ;) ( well if i really zoomed in a could! )2 days ago   ·  1
Tania WoodfordWow! Where I was born (Jersey) and where I live now (Isle of Wight) both in the same shot. Awesome! πŸ‘πŸ’•2 days ago   ·  1
Louise IrvingThank you Tim. I can almost see my home on the Isle of Wight 😊2 days ago   ·  1
Tracy DaveyCan easily see the Isle of Wight and the Brighton coastline. Alison Jordan2 days ago   ·  1
Yvonne PiccinnoNo cloud over isle of Wight, that's why you should holiday there2 days ago   ·  1
Sally ProtheroeI love aerial shots of our land. You can see Isle of Wight quite plainly.2 days ago   ·  1
Pete BrowningWe live just north-east of the IoW,on the coast, can you guess where?2 days ago   ·  1
Emma HowickSo brave lol! First flight for me in 14 years and scared me lol2 days ago
Jo-Anne LewisHow do you stay sane up there? Three hours on a flight to Spain is enough to start me rocking!2 days ago
Ros EarwickerJust about see Selsey above the IOW :-)1 day ago   ·  1
Matt PenzerIt's amazing how close France and Britain are when you see it like this.2 days ago
Ruth WatkinsDaphne Watkins - we were just talking about sailing across there!2 days ago   ·  1
Clare LassiterMy favourite chunk of the globe...home AND Brittany in the same picture.2 days ago
Flo BrookesDon't we live on an amazing planet. Such a beautiful shot of it1 day ago
Sally RussellI can see Yapton & Chichester in West Sussex, where I grew up, like Tim! X2 days ago

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Teachers and educators: an excellent free guide here how to engage more #girlsinSTEM ... See moreSee less

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! Today marks the 26th launch anniversary of Dr Helen Sharman’s mission as part of Project Juno, which made her the first Brit in space and the first woman to visit the Mir space station. To celebrate her pioneering expedition we are launching Inspired by Space: Engaging Girls in STEM, a free downloadable booklet which we hope will provide a guide to how and why we should be lifting our girls up and encouraging them to further their STEM education. principiaspacediary.org/inspired-by-space-engaging-girls-in-stem

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Yvette WaygoodMy 6 year old daughter is already inspired by you Tim Peake. She was fascinated by your journey and stay in space. She asked to check twitter everyday to she could see what you had been doing. She dresses up in her astronaut costume regularly, lies a chair down climbs on to it and pretends she is launching into space. Last week she was dressed up and told me that you had pulled her name out of a hat so she could be the first child in space! She loves maths, science and going to work with Dady to work on the car and lorry engines!! She has your book and finds pages to copy and draw the photos you took from space πŸš€ I have one 6 year old little girl Frankie Belle who is totally engaged in learning all she can thanks to you! We are off to buy a book tomorrow as a reward for moving up a level in her reading and she wants to get a space book. Long may her passion, interest and enjoyment last in learning especially science and maths throughout her education. I hope she never loses it and will do everything to keep her excited then she can do anything as anything is possible! Except going to the moon on our next holiday as she has requested!!! πŸŒ™3 days ago   ·  1
Darran RailtonThanks Tim. My 6 year old daughter and I can't wait to see you in Manchester in a couple of weeks. You are an inspiration.πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸš€4 days ago   ·  2
Mandy HardingIt's not girls who need engaging in STEM, it's adult who need to be re-trained before those girls are even born. By the age of 5, it is already way too late, those adults have already brain-washed young children into "girl's jobs" and "boy's jobs". We need to re-train all prospective parents and grand-parents and great grand-parents that all walks of life are appropriate for all of our children.4 days ago   ·  7
Lesley Anne YoungNot many children realise that the first British Astronaut was a woman, when I told my students that; their minds' were blown! We've loved watching Tim's journey but I also made sure that I covered Helen's πŸš€4 days ago   ·  2
Marion Eason-BassettThis is fantastic and many thanks for sharing! Great guide on how to keep the initial inspiration going. Do ESA or UK space agency offer any open days or similar for primary children? We went to the ESTEC open day last year and looking for similar opportunities. Are there any open days in Cologne to see the training facilities?4 days ago   ·  1
Danielle DownsWhy not engaging *people* in STEM? Isn't the purpose of the exercise to promote equality? Stuff like this makes me feel patronised and sad 😒4 days ago   ·  4
Paul O'BrienA more pressing concern is the number of state schools asking parents to make a monthly standing order to cover the shortfall in funding. Almost everyone I know in SW London is being asked by their school to contribute Β£300-400 per year.3 days ago
Educational Wealth FundWe're building something ground-breaking to inspire future generations. Would you like to collaborate?4 days ago
Samantha EllisonJane Norbury - you were engaged in science (chuckle) get this for the small people4 days ago
Charlotte LouiseLucy McBrowne- for your project? Xx4 days ago   ·  2
Susan BromleyLove the education.4 days ago
Rob CharlieBethany Sarah put this on your new Instagram maybe?3 days ago   ·  1
Ray RichelieuSuper! Extra! Formidable!4 days ago   ·  1
Laura WattRebecca Barber something for next year?x3 days ago   ·  1
Tracey ThorpeFantastic stuff Tim4 days ago
Jonathan FellsHave a look at this Caity.3 days ago
Tricia ClarkTiffany Harfield this is fantastic!4 days ago   ·  1
Nichola WilksLinzi Hedley Urwin thought you'd like this x4 days ago   ·  1
Val TyremanPaul Tyreman for phill?3 days ago
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Thomas Pesquet
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A timelapse of aurora into a sunrise. Wait for it, the first bright rise... is not the Sun! flic.kr/p/Uj97BT

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Claire MainstoneIt's Tim on his way back up πŸ˜‰ Beautiful video...and yet again jumped right out of our skin at the end when the esa logo sounds. Really ought to be used to this by now :-) x4 days ago   ·  5
Samantha FirthLisa Sarah we've seen this, but obviously not from that great a view4 days ago   ·  2
Tracey ThorpeWow! Tim What a beautiful Aurora Taken by Thomas Pesquet you can see the detail it,s amazing πŸ˜„πŸ˜Ž4 days ago
Susan BromleySo much to learn. I would love to know what the LHC is discovering. Gotta keep reading New Scientist 😁4 days ago
Scott WalkerWas the first one not the dominoes pizza guy , only joking great vid4 days ago
Christine CampsallLooked like a rocket, but not sure If that is correct..4 days ago
Jenny SpencerAnything to do with a dying star? ⭐️ don't they have a type of explosion?4 days ago
Tracey ReayWas it the sun hitting a satellite4 days ago   ·  2
Heather BarrI think it's the moon ?4 days ago   ·  2
Sue ElseyWhat was the first bright rise, please? πŸ€”4 days ago   ·  1
Max FisherNice ending! To bad for the hot air balloon. ..4 days ago   ·  1
Nicola Raven-nee BarberNow that's a view of the aurora Damien4 days ago   ·  1
Sara Thomasthe world is amazing and beautiful and we are killing it😒😑3 days ago   ·  1
Stephen P HarrisonI'm thinking Venus then Mercury, then the sun????4 days ago   ·  1
Alison CollinsAngelica Way ummmm wow wow wow3 days ago   ·  1
Lynn MorleyWhat was it???4 days ago
Philippa BarrettBeautuful4 days ago
Doug HobbsWow! Do you know what that first bright rise is?4 days ago
Margaret RodgerAwesome!4 days ago
Diane HobsonJust amazing! No other words!4 days ago
Jane BheemahBeautiful and awe- inspiring!4 days ago
Martine TrochainFabuleux ! Magnifique !!3 days ago
Lia TonicherWow...crazy!4 days ago
Michaela LiveseyWhat a perfect view4 days ago
Flo BrookesOh wow3 days ago

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