When I look up at the stars, I see the future – filled with further space exploration and new scientific discoveries. I see my two young sons looking up at those same stars, and I remember experiencing the early feelings of wonder and excitement that I now see on their faces.
Tim was the UK’s first official astronaut. He flew to the International Space Station, launching on 15th December 2015 and returning six months later, on 18th June 2016. During his stay he performed a spacewalk to fix part of the station’s solar panels, ran the London Marathon (while still in space), and performed more than 30 scientific experiments.