Author Archives: Tim Peake

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...

Satying hydrated was no problem.

Marathon run

The run went better than expected. I thought I'd stick to a steady 7.5 mph, but when I got to 10 miles I realised that my legs were feeling OK but my shoulders were beginning to hurt,...

I like an accurate watch. Credits: ESA/NASA

Frequently Asked Questions

Update: scroll down to question 20 for new answers! Thanks for all your comments and questions on social media, your interest is just fantastic. I've answered some of the most commonly asked questions, and listed them here....

Rare space dinner with nine astronauts on Space Station in 2015. Credits: ESA/NASA

Refuelling Astronauts

In the movie ‘The Martian’, Mark Watney was left stranded on Mars and survived for months by growing potatoes in Martian soil mixed with human waste as fertiliser. Thankfully, on the International Space Station the situation is...

Color-modified image of Bridget rover testing at the Atacama desert. Credits: Aribus Defence and Space-E. Allouis

Space-to-ground remote

I have always been  fascinated  by remote-controlled vehicles. Like many  kids I looked in amazement at remote-controlled cars and  boats in the park and was eager to have a go whenever I could. As a young teenager...

Tim Kopra in the Quest Airlock after his spacewalk 21 December. Credits: ESA/NASA

Breathe

Breathe in, breathe out. Tim Kopra and I are heading back to the airlock… This time we are not going on a spacewalk but instead we will be pumping some of the air out of the Quest...

Heading outside

Tomorrow Tim and I are going on our EVA. We have been preparing for this specific spacewalk  for weeks in space, and months before that on Earth. However, to undertake an EVA actually takes several years of...