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Tim Peake: British astronaut says life in space 'way beyond expectations' in first press conference from ISS - The Independent

Major Tim Peake said that life in space was "way beyond his expectations" days after he blasted off from Earth. Major Peake, the first fully British professional astronaut, launched from Kazakhstan on Tuesday aboard a Soyuz FG rocket, docking at the ...and more »

'The Force Awakens' in space: Astronauts to watch Star Wars on station -

... — As it turns out, the allure of "The Force" can out pull even the force of gravity. The cultural impact of Star Wars, including episode 7 "The Force Awakens," premiering in theaters on Thursday (Dec. 17), has escaped the Earth and extended all ...and more »

Tim Peake: Life in space is 'absolutely spectacular' - BBC News

UK astronaut Tim Peake says his first three days in space have been better than he imagined. Speaking from the International Space Station, he said life in orbit "was absolutely spectacular". He arrived at the space platform on Tuesday after blasting ...and more »

Newton's apple pips sent to Tim Peake on ISS - BBC News

Apple seeds from the tree that inspired Sir Isaac Newton will be used in experiments on the International Space Station by British astronaut Tim Peake. The pips originate from a tree in the orchard of Woolsthorpe Manor, Newton's birthplace, in ...and more »

Astronaut Tim Peake, KG5BVI, to Host First ARISS Video Contact - ARRL

European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Tim Peake, KG5BVI, who just arrived onboard the International Space Station, will be the first ISS crew member to use the HamTV digital Amateur Radio TV (DATV) system during an Amateur Radio on the International ...and more »

Tim Peake apologises to Elton John for not replying to his good luck tweet with the best excuse - The Independent

Tim Peake has apologised to Sir Elton John for being two days late replying to the singer's good luck message. Sir Elton sent a tweet “from one rocket man to another” as the mission prepared to launch on Tuesday but Major Peake was already inside the ...and more »

Ground Control to Major Tim - The Engineer

We're sure his spaceship knows which way to go: wishing Tim Peake a safe journey and a productive and inspiring mission. Many eyes in the UK will be looking skyward today, following Major Tim Peake's trajectory from Azerbaijan to low Earth orbit and ...and more »

British astronaut Tim Peake tweeted by THE QUEEN -

The Queen has tweeted British astronaut Tim Peake, wishing him good luck on his space station mission. Just hours after Major Peake replied to a tweet sent by Sir Elton John, quoting his famous song Rocket Man, he received a message from the British ...and more »

“Space matters”: UK publishes its first national space policy - SpaceFlight Insider

The U.K. government has published a document outlining the country's role in future space programs and envisioning Britain's growing role in the space industry. The document, entitled “National Space Policy”, was released by the U.K. Space Agency on ...and more »

Tim Peake: life on space station 'spectacular' says astronaut - The Guardian

The biggest challenge Tim Peake faced during a press conference full of non-controversial questions was doing a back-flip in orbit. Tim Radford. Fri 18 Dec 2015 11.45 EST Last modified on Wed 14 Feb 2018 16.32 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter ...and more »