“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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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.

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I had great company in Perth last night 👩‍🚀🚀.
Thank you for being a brilliant audience and what a fantastic venue at the Concert Hall. Next stop Sheffield!



In a galaxy (or two) far,far away (220 million light yrs away in fact).

The gravitational battle between these two galaxies won’t end well for the smaller one which will either be tossed out into intergalactic space or subsumed by it’s much larger neighbour. 📸@esa/@NASAHubble

The #COP26 countdown is on. 🗓️

Space is vital in the fight against climate change, and the UK is at the forefront of developing satellites that study our planet and provide insight on taking effective action. 🛰️🌍

#TogetherForOurPlanet | Read more 👉 https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-uk-space-agency-and-cop26 https://twitter.com/beisgovuk/status/1452530645389955077

Dept for BEIS@beisgovuk

⏰Countdown alert! #COP26 starts on Sunday.

As we get set to welcome the world to Glasgow, we’re going further and faster to cut CO2 emissions while growing our economy📈



Not long now before the live tour kicks off here in #Newcastle. It’s a full house tonight - thank you for everyone’s support. 🚀 @O2CityHall #MyJourneyToSpace

Loving my time in Newcastle and managed to call into the brilliant @scienceatlife to take a look at my old home!

#myjourneytospace #newcastle #lifesciencecentre #stemeducation