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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It’s not every day you’re on the way back from the pub & spot your spacecraft being unloaded off the back of a lorry! Thanks to the staff working late tonight at the National Museum of Scotland to prepare the Soyuz for tomorrow’s opening in #Edinburgh 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 ... See moreSee less

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Tim: 'Excuse me, that's my spacecraft...!' Parking Attendant: *looks up from handheld booking machine unimpressed* 'Aye, of course it is, pal(!)'

4 days ago   ·  40

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Is it strange that I find Tim Peake coming back from the pub more strange than him being actually in the spacecraft.. can’t image him standing at the bar with a pint in hand!!

4 days ago   ·  34

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Man leaves pub in Scotland to see vehicle being towed away. Is this news? ;-)

4 days ago   ·  33

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My daughter and I are gutted we didn’t get to see you - my other half works in the Museum and spoke to you as we found out when he got home from work! Our little girl has just turned 6 and loves all things space and has just made a wee video about the solar system having just put up glow in the dark planets, stars and moon above her bed 😍🌙🌍⭐️ xx

8 hours ago
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I went to see it in Manchester last week ,fantastic and was surprised to see how small it was. Keeping up to date with all that the space agency is doing .

2 days ago
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Hi Major Tim, we saw your space craft in Manchester, it was awesome. Not only do I thank you for sharing your stories of the time you spent in space with millions of us earthbound mortals but I give thanks also to the untold number of scientists who made it possible and kept you safe.

4 days ago   ·  5
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Jenni Campbell, how about we take the kids to this on Sunday instead of a walk? Benjamin and Christian could get some aeronautical ideas?!

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Saw the spacecraft at York ,couldn’t believe how small it was and how you fitted in.Just awesome to think where you and it had travelled to 😲and it’s now in a beautiful museum ,keep inspiring us all Tim,especially the children and thank you xxx

4 days ago   ·  4
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Cannot wait to visit the museum and see it up close *excited*🤗🤗🤗! Enjoy the beautiful city and the fine establishments Major Tim😁.

3 days ago   ·  1
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Claire Robertson how did we not know about this? It’s cool though, it’s on display there until August. Also, Tim looks much taller in person.

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Looks like it's being towed off of double yellows to me Tim Peake. Tut tut. Hope the tax disc is in date or you're screwed.

3 days ago
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Saw it in Manchester last Saturday and i have to say the folk at MOSI were fantastic, they are a real credit to the museum

3 days ago
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Freya, wee visit to Edinburgh to see Soyuz? Imagine a real spaceman in an Edinburgh pub, out of this world 🚀

4 days ago   ·  1

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That's cool! Tim, I'm a teacher from Edinburgh but am currently working in Uganda. My Y4 class are learning about space and we'd love to arrange a skype chat with you!! Any chance?? Send me a PM if you're up for it :-)

4 days ago   ·  1
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Bloody hell, do you use one of those cling film wrap machines they have at airports? That must take a bit of time... :P

4 days ago   ·  2
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Hello Tim just thinking of you yesterday as attended a Authoress' lecture at a local library and you had inspired me to put pen to paper to write a children's 5 to 7 yr olds fun story full of fantasy and planets and was promised some literature re childrens books for my use twice however NOTHING. Never mind you are looking well you must be seeing things there is no spacecraft visible.Bye.

3 days ago
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When your finished with it. I will have it lol. Seriously well done. Achieviments and dreams are always in reach. Well done. When you going again? I'll come

4 days ago
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Have we just to look at it?. Any chance of a shot?... What do u do with a spaceman? You park in it man! I know Story Musgrave He’s my hero. Cmon. Geez a shot.

4 days ago
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Bet it feels a bit like coming out of the cantina and seeing the falcon So many memories must have popped in your head Once again thank you for sharing that journey through the stars

4 days ago
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if it was anyone but you, I'd say you had a few too many sherbets in your liquid lunch!! You must still look at it and marvel at the fact it got you home safe. Good luck.

4 days ago
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See even though your feet are firmly on the ground. Your still our hero Tim. Loved your stories and photos. Great man thank you xxx

4 days ago
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#Timsintown 🙌 Tim, don’t suppose you’ll be hanging around the museum this weekend for meet&greets/ questions?

4 days ago   ·  1
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Wow that must be a bit surreal, but then a man walking along the high street who’s actually lived in space is also a bit surreal! Have a good evening 🚀

4 days ago
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Every night I look at my Tim Peake flown in space #Spacerocks patch, and thank my lucky stars that I had the great good fortune to know that "Giant steps are what you take..." is from 'Walking on the Moon' by The Police, and that I was able to Tweet that information before anyone else, and so win myself one of your 75 patches. Thank you, Tim Peake for that opportunity, and for being so inspirational and so uplifting during such a troubled period of world history.

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My son William and I downlinked your Radio signal from the Space Station from Fife when he was 1.5yrs old and watched the capsule re-entry. He's been stoked to see it so we went to York Railway Museum for a preview. Definately heading along for another look now its in Scotland. Looking forward to 2019 downlinks. Nice one Tim :)

4 days ago
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Taking shape - NASA’s Orion Spacecraft capsule being attached to ESA - European Space Agency's service module (structural test models). Recent BBC News article described what it will be like to live in: crowded, smelly and seasick. Yeah...and there's a queue of astronauts wanting to fly it! www.bbc.com/future/story/20180425-inside-the-cramped-confines-of-nasas-new-spacecraft ... See moreSee less

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Looks like a step back to the old Apollo craft!

3 weeks ago   ·  3

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Trust the BBC always looking for the negative, unable to celebrate the positive! #doommongers

3 weeks ago   ·  2

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Hi Major Tim, we saw your re-entry module yesterday in Manchester science museum. The audio visual re-entry experience was awesome, thank you for enabling us to experience at least some of the fabulous views of the space station and the module which I don't suppose I will ever be able to do in 'real time'. I really wish I was fifty years younger and do what you have been able to do. Thanks for sharing. :-)

2 weeks ago   ·  5
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remember though we go to all this effort to build this stuff, but it's all fake apparently 😐 Seriously we have some absolute nutters living amongst us Still regularly read your book Tim, your photographs are awesome 👍

3 weeks ago   ·  4
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It looks more spacious than the Soyuz Tim. Will the landing in the ocean feel better than the Soyuz? I hope you get the chance to be selected for it. Onwards and upwards.🚀🌝🌟⭐️

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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The design of the Orion spacecraft and the Soyuz was conceived by Arthur C. Clarke in 1950 for interplanetary flight missions

3 weeks ago   ·  2
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Bet you can't wait to go on it no matter what they say. Have just read your book, it was absolutely awesome, fascinating true insight to how being on the ISS really is. I wish you'd write another!! To my grandsons, you're a superhero!!

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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How much do you actually 'fly' it and how much are you just along for the ride...? (and the amazing experience, not to mention the view)

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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That’s the BBC for you Tim! And no experience 😏

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Hi Tim I bet there is a queue of Astronauts wanting to fly it be a great experience for Them looks an awesome spacecraft

2 weeks ago
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Eddie would like to know what materials are used in its construction, especially the heat proofing, please. :-) xxx (and he will be joining the queue too...)

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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I think I'll wait for a cabin on the BFR!

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Not very streamlined if it’s meant to go 400mph+

2 weeks ago
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Once a submariner, always a submariner!

2 weeks ago
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Bet your name is on the list.🚀

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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www.facebook.com/maypoleinnyapton/ pop in for drink when your home next

2 weeks ago
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Tim Peake. Are you in this queue?

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Rachel Sida , Kate Sandells and Kathryn

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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5 days ago
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💧💧🌃🌃🌙💦💦💦

6 days ago
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Oj la la

5 days ago
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Laura Aston-Bowes Realing rocket for George

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Looks innovative

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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