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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...

The real thing. #spacerocks patch in space. Credits: ESA/NASA

Spacerocks winners 46-60

Hello all! We’re up to #spacerocks.60 and still generating massive awareness in ESA’s Principia mission. Here are the skilful and knowledgeable winners from the last 15 tweets. Watch out in the next two weeks, because we’re into...

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Spacerocks update 30-45

Hello all! Unbelievably, Tim’s #spacerocks competition is now over half way through! But it’s still generating massive awareness in his Principia mission, and is set to rock all the way back to Earth! We’re now passed #spacerocks.45,...

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Spacerocks update 15-30

Hello all! Tim’s #spacerocks competition continues rocking and generating massive awareness in his Principia mission. Taking our total to 30, here are the next set of 15 highly skilful and knowledgeable winners: @Wee_Neil and @judybeer @astro_scotsman, Slovenia...

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Spacerocks update

Hello all! Tim’s #spacerocks competition is exceeding all expectations and is creating a lot of interest in his mission, by increasing Twitter followers and awareness of space. Here on Tim’s blog, we’ll be sharing with you the tracks that...

Tim Peake before launch. Credits: ESA

Tim’s spaceflight patches

Many of you have been asking about Tim’s mission patches. Carl Walker, ESA Bulletin editor and curator of the ESA History web pages, looks at the various patches worn by ESA astronauts and gives details for space...