Tim Peake Back on Earth – highlights – another mission planned!

Tim Peake back on earth
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British astronaut Tim Peake is to go on another mission to ISS.  He will launch into space again between 2019 and 2024. He learned of his future travel into space when ESA announced Britain was to continue participating with the ESA programme.

The spacecraft that carried Tim back to earth is now on display at the British Museum.  It was unveiled to the public Thursday January 26, 2017.  Burn marks can be seen clearly seen

Astronaut Tim Peake is back on earth after a historic 186 hours in space.  His crew mates, Yuri and Tim Kopra also touched down.

They landed in Kazakhstan at 10.15 BST. NASA and Star City in Russia said it was a perfect touch down even though the capsule landed on its side.  Apparently strong winds stopped it from hitting upright.

Apart from feeling ‘very hot’ Major Tim said it was a great landing, will miss the view and that he found the smell of earth very strong.

The ESA astronaut will return to the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany, for checkups and research into how humans adapt to living in space.

Tim was in orbit for six months working on the International Space Station for the European Space Agency.  He and crew mates journeyed 78.7 million miles and made 3000 orbits of earth.

Former helicopter test pilot Peake, 44, became the first Briton to join the crew of the International Space Station (ISS) as a European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut on December 15 last year.

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