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.


When this turns up at school, you know they're serious about launching rockets. Have a great day, Blundell's School! ... See moreSee less

Look what arrived on campus today!πŸš€

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Jackie HoltWe had this years ago at the primary school where I work. It's I. An 'area of deprivation' so if we could afford it I'm sure everyone can!3 days ago   ·  1
Russell GreenPffft! A pop bottle and a bicycle pump would put that to shame!!!3 days ago   ·  2
Ian HudsonWhy did they name it after an American stand - off nuclear missile? ??2 days ago   ·  1
Clare Louise BaronLooks like professor X's mansion... thought it was at first glance 😁3 days ago   ·  1
Xanthe Moragrega-AldreyWhere has this travelled from? I'm sure we passed this on the motorway on Sunday.3 days ago   ·  1
Hazel CaldwellLOL well just as long as it is a mock up ...........other wise I think it would be the MOD Bomb squad that would be interested in that ;)3 days ago
Toby NoyceThat's gonna take a lot of fizzy coke bottles to make her fly!3 days ago
Marion JonesThat is awesome, wish I was back school...3 days ago
Lorraine MitchellHydrogen oxygen mix will do that to 2 litres coke bottle3 days ago
Timothy LayfieldVanessa Greenfield show Mark he used to launch Rockets over his house.x2 days ago
Stephen GibsonJonathan Blundell did not know you had your own Rocket School!😎3 days ago
Dan HowardSteven Bennett, thought you might like to see this.3 days ago
Blundell's SchoolThank you Tim Peake - there was much excitement among the students and staff!2 days ago
Naomi Sal McDonaldErnest Shackleton hope we get this coverage tomorrow!!3 days ago
Kevin BowenWasn't Skybolt a nuclear missile from the 60s?3 days ago   ·  2
Lucy PugsleyDid u see this Nick Markell3 days ago
Joni RobertsJohan Rasmusson ..... house warming present for the garden?2 days ago   ·  2
Matt WilliamsI thought that this was a still from an X-Men movie!!!3 days ago   ·  1
David HonessDoes it carry a payload?3 days ago   ·  1
Lisa HandysideOlivia Handyside i assume you know about this.2 days ago   ·  1
Tim NiceMy old school!!!3 days ago
Chris GardnerCharlotte, so very nearly.3 days ago   ·  1
Tracey ThorpeI think they are Tim πŸ˜„πŸ˜Žx3 days ago
Alan BickerstaffWhy did I read that as Skyblot?3 days ago
Monica FulfordOh, wow. Bet you had some mega-excited students.2 days ago

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A year today since coming back to Earth with a bump - I miss the view! ... See moreSee less

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Judith IronsWe were just reminiscing about this time last year too! Up at 6am on my birthday to drive to the Space Centre for a special breakfast and to watch you descend live. Amazing experience and never been more glad to see your smile than when that hatch opened πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘ Happy land-adversary πŸš€4 days ago   ·  7
Claire MainstoneUs too, and you. Can't believe it's been a year since your "soft landing" ;-) Have said it so many times before, but thank you so much for all that you have done and taught us. You've had a massive impact on people's lives allowing them not only to dream, but make their dream a life plan! You are a HUGE inspiration! Thank you for these shots, they're absolutely stunning. We wish you a lovely Father's Day wherever you are on our beautiful planet. Take care Starman, big hugs Claire and Chloe xx (thank you for listening to me waffling...again)4 days ago   ·  14
Carol OxboroughCan't believe it had been a year since your return, but we have your book to remind us of the great shots you took during your amazing journey. We are happy you are back on planet earth and hope you are enjoying father's day with your family xxxxx4 days ago   ·  2
Elaine BowserThis past year has certainly flown by. I think I can speak for everyone in the UK, that we miss your postings from up there...it was a daily delight. :)4 days ago   ·  4
Catherine Jane Goodwin SousaI can't believe it's been a year already Tim! My 3 year old son and me loved watching your landing - it was so exciting, and I'm sure it was even more so for you, Tim and Yuri! The book of your photographs takes pride of place on our bookshelf and I was lucky enough to meet you at the National Space Centre last October and at Waterstones Piccadilly just before Christmas. It's been a fantastic year and you truly are an inspiration to so many. We feel incredibly proud to be sharing your journey, and I hope you'll have many more trips to space! Wishing you a very Happy Father's Day! Your boys must be very proud πŸ˜€ xx4 days ago   ·  1
Kelsie HallMiss your daily (mostly!) updates & photos, some of which, of course are in your lovely book. Can't believe where this year has gone! Don't suppose you've stopped since either with your guest appearances & seminars! Keep up your amazing work πŸš€πŸš€4 days ago   ·  1
Josie WaringI love your beautiful book, have bought 7 for presents and everyone says the same thing, best present ever! Thanks so much.4 days ago   ·  1
Sarah WallisI visited a submarine in Portsmouth last week. The guide said how after 8 weeks, when they smell fresh air, they are sick. He also said you were sick on returning to earth. Was it because of the smell of earths air or a different reason, and can you describe the smell? X3 days ago
Kate BurrowWe were just talking about that last night !... It's gone so quickly ...you brought it to life...although I take. Ore interest now..but like to see who's going up etc and the journey back to earth I find very scary ! I listened in when you left the space station and went through all that de- orbit burn...etc so nerve racking ! Couldn't wait til you'd landed ...goodness knows how your family felt ! What a great showing of all the images ..spectacular ! Xx3 days ago
Ann ParkI can appreciate missing the views after looking at your book with lots in. You must feel so proud of yourself and team to be experiencing pictures that no one else has ever seen and new to you and inspitational.4 days ago
Lily-Rose HigbyI miss your post dude they kept me entertained and put the wow factor in to my day. Your pictures was truly amazing and how id sell an arm and a leg to get the cameras you uses. The quality is just ace. 🀘🀘🀘🀘🀘🀘4 days ago
Tracey StimsonWhere has that year gone happy Father's Day Tim won't be long before your be back up there hopefully for a longer spell as it seemed to go by so quickly loved seeing and hearing about what you was getting up to and watching you fly over thank you for being a great ambassador to the uk4 days ago
Christopher SparshottI was nervous about Tim`s descent in the Soyuz capsule even if he wasn`t but had to laugh,afterwards, when he was the only one smiling when his two colleagues were turning a shade green🀒4 days ago
Rosie ClaxtonThank you so much for these and everything else too! Did you ever see the green flash immediately the sun dipped beneath the horizon? Sailors report this-very occasionally!4 days ago
Pam ArmstrongAll spectacular.memories....during Soyuz descent at 30,000 feet, the parachute opens automatically, but why is there is no manual override for the crew in case of problems with parachute?4 days ago
Ann TabernerHard to believe a year has passed. Still exciting to see the space station passing overhead but extra special when you were aboard.4 days ago   ·  2
Gary WilliamsExperiences like the one you had undoubtedly change you. A year on, what is the one thing you learnt/ or biggest thought you have from your flight and subsequent return to Earth?3 days ago
Scott IonsYou probably miss the Peace as well Tim Peake, no wars to fight, no evil to witness just the beautiful sights that the rest of us will never see. Look forward to many more pictures next year touch wood. All the best4 days ago   ·  3
Kate PepperWe have just taken more of our visitor friends to see your wonderful Exhibition at Chichester Museum. Having been several times and always find it so interesting!3 days ago
Tracey ThorpeWow! Tim I love these photo,s they are amazing shots don,t seem impossible year since you came back with the other Tim and yuri since I started following you when I saw what was up there wow! My word I was amazed to see what was up there you have certainly shown us how amazing this planet is we,ve all learned a lot from you telling us all about these amazing pictures plus all the interesting videos you put on I wish good ☘️with your next book I,m sure πŸ‘€ing forward to it hope you have had nice Father's Day today4 days ago
Sheila HarleyHello Tim, I too can't believe how the time has gone. Just gone through you lovely book again ,such a fantastic read. Love to all your family from The Harley's north wales⭐️🌈🌏4 days ago
Theresa SmithA year ago already! What an exciting time you gave us Tim. All those wonderful pictures, the FAQ's, the information you posted. I loved the auroras, the sunrises and sunsets, the pics of the UK, of Italy, mountains, oceans, deserts. How lucky we were to share it with you. I got so excited when the ESA answered one of my questions!! My 15 year old twin granddaughters were so good at sharing my enthusiasm! Seeing you all come down in the Soyuz capsule, land safely and come out still smiling was such a relief. I miss seeing you go over my night sky. I still hope to meet you one day and I wish you all the continued success that you do deserve. Thank you for all of it, can't wait til you go up again! Take care x4 days ago   ·  1
Paul ForsdikeJust been to see your capsule in london. So cool. How on earth did 3 of you fit in. :)4 days ago   ·  1
Helen MasonWe miss seeing that view through your eyes, discovering a new sight each day, seeing our beautiful but fragile Earth and the aurora of course!4 days ago
Stacey Ann HutchinsMy son jack watching on news last year can't believe it a year already4 days ago   ·  2

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