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Tim Peake Prepares For Historic Spacewalk

Tim Peake Prepares For Historic Spacewalk

Major Peake is set to become the first Briton to walk in space on a six-and-a-half-hour mission to repair a broken power unit.

Tim Peake will become the first Briton to walk in space later when he ventures outside the International Space Station (ISS) to fix a broken power unit.

The spacewalk – known as Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA) – will last almost six-and-a-half hours and is scheduled to begin at 12.55pm UK time.

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Astronaut Peake ‘Looking Forward To Space Walk’

Astronaut Peake ‘Looking Forward To Space Walk’

Britain’s member of the International Space Station crew tells a news conference he loves the feeling of weightlessness.

British astronaut Tim Peake has said that the experience he is most looking forward to in space is weightlessness.

The former Army major said that he had enjoyed practising for zero gravity when training for his mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday.

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Major Peake was speaking at a news conference in Kazakhstan from where he will blast off to spend six months on the ISS carrying out hundreds of experiments.

He said: “There have been a couple read more

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British Astronaut To Speak Of Upcoming Mission

British Astronaut To Speak Of Upcoming Mission

Tim Peake heads to the International Space Station in December and wants to share his experience with scientists of the future.

The first British astronaut of the European Space Agency is hosting a news conference about his upcoming journey to the International Space Station.

Tim Peake is preparing to travel to the space station on 15 December as part of the Principia mission, named after Isaac Newton’s theory Naturalis Principia Mathematica, which explains the principal read more

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