“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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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.


Swarm Rising

It’s time to get serious about aliens. They’re coming...but what do they want? A swarm is rising. Available in hardback, kindle and audio book.



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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I’ve always loved the summer solstice-there’s something incredibly special about the power and meaning behind this day. It’s a potent reminder that the Sun is the primary source of energy for life on Earth. Enjoy your sunset wherever you are 😎 ☀️



A squadron of Tie Fighters in a scene from Star Wars or our very own International Space Station transiting the Sun?

Great photo captured by Jamie Cooper Photography from the UK on 17 June this year. 

#SpotTheStation #starwars #astrophotography

#OTD 2016, I returned to Earth after 6-months in space. 1st phone call home after landing - couldn’t really hear a thing, so there was much nodding & smiling 😂 Was looking forward to that 1st shower too 🚿

It's been a fantastic experience to have a (very small!) part in the new #LIGHTYEAR movie. So much fun working with the incredibly talented @Disney_UK team! Out today in cinemas for all budding Space Rangers.
To infinity …… and beyond 🚀