“It’s impossible to look down on Earth from space and not be mesmerised by the fragile beauty of our planet.”


“Don’t let anybody tell you that you can’t do something you’ve set your heart on.”


“Did spaceflight change my perspective? Absolutely. Did it change me as much as becoming a father did? Not even close.”


“Who knows where the inspiration that will carry someone onward for the rest of their life may come from? The possibilities are limitless.”

Tim Peake CMG

Tim Peake is a former Apache pilot, flight instructor, test pilot and current European Space Agency astronaut. A veteran of 18 years military service, Tim has flown over 3,000 hours on operations worldwide.

In December 2015, Tim became the first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station and conduct a spacewalk during his six month mission. He also ran the London marathon from space.

Tim’s mission engaged more than two million students in outreach activities. He is an ambassador for STEM Education, The Prince’s Trust and the Scout Association. He is a best-selling author, with proceeds from his books donated to The Prince’s Trust.

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Swarm Rising

It’s time to get serious about aliens. They’re coming...but what do they want? A swarm is rising. Out 30th September 2021.


My Journey to Space

Join Tim on an epic and thrilling journey to the International Space Station as part of his first ever UK tour.



The thrilling autobiography, taking readers closer than ever before to experience what life in space is really like. Available in hardback, kindle and audio book.

Incredible Aurora

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The moment you crash a @BBC_TopGear interview without realising 😂. I'd just followed this incredible Lamborghini up the hill at Goodwood Festival of Speed on a @UKTriumph Daytona 765 and was curious to find out more. Sorry for the interruption guys! @fosgoodwood

There’s a cracking @Space_Station pass coming up in less than 20mins over Northern Europe. In the #UK, from west to east almost directly overhead London. Starts at 22:49 BST for over 6 mins. 🔭#SpotTheStation


Some more great passes of the @Space_Station tonight over Europe. Timings here are for the UK; 1st is at 21:59 hrs BST. Most of what you see on these passes is sunlight reflecting off the giant solar panels that provide power to the station. 1/2