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.

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Celebrated 413 years of Union Flag history on 12 April. Immensely proud to have worn this flag in space, now part of the Royal Collection Trust. In 1606 this flag became the official flag of Great Britain. It later incorporated the red saltire of St Patrick. This the first Union Flag to be worn in the vacuum of space during my spacewalk in 2016. See www.rct.uk/collection/72684/union-flag-badge ... See moreSee less

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Fantastic πŸ˜„ So proud to see it on your space suit

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We're all proud of you Tim. Thank you. Keep posting to us. We all need your inspiration and positivity 😊

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Awesome. - Another story about the Union 'Jack' in space- during the Apollo era the inertial guidance electronics for the Lunar Lander was designed and built by British engineers working out in the USA They actually scratched a small Union flag onto the metal shielding that was around the electronics. So the British flag landed on the moon with Armstrong and Aldrin. πŸ‘πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

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So proud of our country, our flag. Grand to see you wearing Tim, so proud to be British

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P RJ Hosk

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So happy you call it by its correct name Tim! And thank you for making us all proud to be British with all you have done and continue to do πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

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Good for you Tim nice to be proud to be British mate πŸ˜ŠπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

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Proud of the Union. A great flag and a great group of countries. Great seeing you wearing it Tim Peake.

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I'm just so impressed by Tim and his achievements. Flag waving and UK patriotism aside well done Tim! You're an inspiration to many young people in this country and I hope you get your accolades for many years to come. Maybe my son will one day walk on Mars thanks to your influence on the UK space industry how amazing would that be? Yeah as his Mum I'll be freaking out every single second but, much like your Mum must have felt, I will also be very proud of him. No matter what you have helped keep hope alive for the future of our species and that is amazing.

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Amazing very proud πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

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Earth from space on BBC 1!!!! Amazing!

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That’s quite cool to say the least. πŸ‘. Proud to be 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 proud to be πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

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It could be one of the last too, if Brexit causes the break up of the Union.

6 days ago
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Awesome - at long may it be

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Brilliant. Good to see the Jack in space. We as a nation have contributed much to ESA and NASA. Well done again Tim.

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... and a flight made possible by the European Space Agency. Proud to be a European πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί

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I was proud of both our flag and you

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Tim, I say it again. Your a credit to our country πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

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While taking part in Rocket Science using seed that had been on the ISS - our Yr 3 & 4 class had our very own little 'Tim' astronaut with a hand drawn Union Flag on his suit to oversee our experiment.

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Reading the comments must fill you with the pride this country has for you ..thank you Tim x

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Jon Patrick Walker. Here is a little 'flag' info for you from my cousin Tim !

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Incredible! What an honour Tim!!! πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

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Proud of you ,Tim ! Fly the flag !

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Great gift! Should get that knighthood now 😜

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Absolutely fantastic!

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Tim Peake shared a post.

Wherever you are, enjoy Yuri's Night tonight, raise a glass to the first person to orbit Earth, #YuriGagarin, and celebrate #InternationalSpaceDay!
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On this day: 12 April 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first person in space when he was launched in his #Vostok 1 spacecraft. Read the launch timeline here: www.esa.int/About_Us/Welcome_to_ESA/ESA_history/50_years_of_humans_in_space/The_flight_of_Vostok_1 #YurisNight #InternationalSpaceDay

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Tim, thank you for reminding us that Yuri was one of the true Superheroes. Many, like you, have followed but he was the first (we think πŸ˜†πŸ˜†).

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happy anniversary and happy international space day all the world!! :)

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I remember it well; he was such a hero to a 12 year old girl (and so handsome, too!)

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Cheers Yuri, Thank you for leading the way x

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My husband was working in London and he saw Yuri on the balcony of Mansion House.

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I remember this so clearly. I was ten years old and it was so exciting! Just as it always is nowadays ❀️

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You are my pattern of astronauts and Gagarin.A hat down in front of you astronauts and control centers. You do amazing but also dangerous work πŸ˜β€πŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ›°πŸš€.

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Happy #internationalspaceday πŸŽ‰

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Such an incredibly brave man, to take part in an experiment like that was beyond bravery, but has led to so much exploration.

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Gosh! 1961, seems so long ago and look what is going on now - He was a super hero.

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My space hero, have a few tee shirts with his image. Wear them when teaching classes about space exploration πŸ€—

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I remember listening to him orbit Earth on the radio. The whole world was excited about it

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I celebrate this every year as I was born the day Yuri was launched into space!!

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I have that day's issue of Pravda which I kept because of his incredible achievement.

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all that go into space must be brave, but to be the first was a trip into the unknown. deep respect for all space travellers and deepest for the first.

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Just finished a year 2 assembly on Space in Cairo. Mentioned NASA but concentrated more on Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Should have mentioned Yuri Gagarin. The children did watch a video clip of you Tim answering children's questions about life on the IS. Awesome.

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I remember watching this, although a school day, I had just had a tooth out so was at home.

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As a teenager, I saw Yuri in London - it was thrilling!

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Saw him in 1961 when he visited Trafford Park in Manchester.

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As a Brit now living in the US, it amazes me to this day how little historical thought is given over here to what Gagarin and Tereshkova (6/16/63 first woman in space) achieved, but I saw an American series called Moon Machines recently and heard original project engineers and managers from the likes of North American Aviation and Douglas, and even Konrad Dannenberg who was part of operation paperclip back in the day give credit to what the former USSR did back then. Shepherd was still a bit sour about it though which I guess is understandable. I think only John Glenn of the original Mercury 7 met a cosmonaut - Titov - and Titov set Glenn’s garage on fire trying to barbecue.. πŸ™‚ Gemini astronauts did meet Gagarin though which was nice considering it was still the height of the Cold War. Anyway, history lesson over πŸ™‚

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I was teenage and clearly remember Gagarin, Sputnik..

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Good evening Tim Amazing here we raise a glass 🍸

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I remember it well, history made, only seems like yesterday πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ So much has happened in such a short amount of time.

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Sputnik and then Yuri Gagarin are some of my strongest childhood memories.

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It was Yuri who sparked my interest in space. I was born the month before so this has been part of my life for as long as I can remember.

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