Star Man - BBC School Report 2016

Tim Peake.  Star Man!

Tim Peake

Tim Peake, the professional astronaut, is halfway through his mission.He has spent 12 weeks orbiting the Earth on the ISS ( International Space Station )He's due to come back on the 5th of June, so he is training for at least two hours a day. He trains to keep his muscles strong. He set off on 15th of December 2015 and has been there ever since. He has done space walks, in which he repaired the ISS. He has done experiments as well, such as monitoring his bone density before, during and after the mission.And he has had lots of fun, showing us many quirky things that happen in space. 

He had the dream to become an astronaut because he went to Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst in 1992 as an officer in the RAF.He has sent back lots of messages and videos to planet earth.In these videos he has shown us him drinking floating water, making scrambled eggs and even being chased by a gorilla.

To get Tim peake into orbit it took 8min 48 seconds, it took 6hours, four earth orbits and several sunrises and sunsets to get into the space station from a standing start.
The rocket that took Tim to the space station was called Soyuz.It launched in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

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