Thanks for Mission X

Hello everyone, especially all of those taking part in the Tim Peake Primary Project and Mission X! It’s great that you’re interested in my trip to space and my work aboard the International Space Station. I've been...

Explore Tim’s photos on maps of the world

During the Principia mission Tim Peake published almost 400 pictures of our planet and life in the International Space Station. We know of three ways to to explore his pictures on a world map. They are all worth a visit as...

Spacerocks package. Credits: ESA

Spacerocks patches sent!

The spacerocks patches have been sent for shipping and are on their way to the lucky winners. The pack includes one #spacerocks patch, one Principia sticker and one signed certificate. The packaging is pretty tough, a card...

We have the spacerocks patches ready for shipment

Delivered by none-other than Tim Peake himself in his luggage from Houston,USA, and handed over during his post-flight tour, we now have the 76 patches that flew to space and returned on SpaceX-9. We will be sending...

Credits: NASA
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A song for Tim Peake’s return

Finally catching up with the older emails from the inbox we came across this updated/remixed song in honour of Tim Peake's landing on Earth. Readers will remember the composer and singer Lyubov sent us a song for New Year's nine months ago....

Tim signing the #spacerocks certificates that will be mailed with the patch. Credits: ESA

Update on Tim’s #spacerocks competition

Winners of Tim’s Twitter-based #spacerocks competition have been asking, “Where are the #spacerocks patch prizes?” The fact is they are still in space. They are scheduled for return on the SpaceX CRS-9 supply flight, which is expected...

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Last spacerocks winners 61-75 and thanks

Hello all! Tim’s #Spacerocks competition came to an exciting conclusion just before he returned to Earth in June, after generating massive awareness in ESA's Principia mission. Watch out in the next weeks for news of when your...

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First news conference back on Earth

The first news conference with ESA astronaut Tim Peake on return to Earth after spending 186 days in space on the International Space Station on his Principia mission. The media event was held at ESA’s astronaut centre...

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First interview back on Earth

This interview with ESA astronaut Tim Peake was recorded in Cologne, Germany, one day after his return from a six-month stay on the International Space Station. Tim Peake, NASA astronaut Tim Kopra and commander Yuri Malenchenko landed...

Tim Peake phones home. Credits: NASA

Deorbit and landing

The deorbit and landing went incredibly smoothly with Tim Peake, Tim Kopra and commander Yuri Malenchenko landing at 09:14 GMT in the steppe of Kazakhstan. The large deorbit burn that reduced the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft's speed by...