It was fascinating to watch the Tim Peake first appearance since his landing. He was given a standing ovation as he entered the media conference at the European Space agency’s centre in Cologne.
It was a little while before he got to speak about his experience in orbit but when he did he had a lot to say.
Things he said:
He was asked about staying In or Out of the EU because of his Brit/EU mission. But he declined to give an answer but said: It was “a very private thing to do” and that’s the way he wanted to keep it. Major Tim also commented on education. He told how he had limited knowledge when he left school, but look at hm now! Glad to be back using an earth toilet.
Thomas Pesquet is the next European astronaut to join the International Space Station.
ESA astronaut Tim Peake, NASA astronaut Tim Kopra and commander Yuri Malenchenko landed in the steppe of Kazakhstan on Saturday, 18 June in their Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft. The trio spent 186 days on the International Space Station. The landing brings Tim Peake’s Principia mission to an end but the research continues. Tim is the eighth ESA astronaut to complete a long-duration mission in space.
He is the third after Alexander Gerst and Andreas Mogensen to fly directly to ESA’s astronaut home base in Cologne, Germany. He will undergo medical checks there and researchers will aim to collect more data on how Tim’s body and mind have adapted to living in space.
There are plans for the British astronaut to return to the International Space Station. Britain is prepared to contribute to resources for this to happen in the near future. Tim Peake can’t wait for it to happen nor can the UK
— YourNewsUKtv (@YourNewsUKtv) June 21, 2016
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