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Principia Launch Timelapse

This timelapse shows Tim Peake’s Principia TMA-19M rocket being rolled out to the launchpad and liftoff.

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Tim Peake’s Message to the Queen

Message from British ESA astronaut Tim Peake aboard the International Space Station to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 31 December 2015.

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Principia – Happy New Year from the ISS!

Tim Peake wishes the UK – and the rest of planet Earth – all the best for the year ahead from the International Space Station.

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Merry Christmas from the International Space Station

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly of NASA, Flight Engineer Tim Kopra of NASA and our very own Tim Peake offer their thoughts on being in orbit away from home during the Christmas holidays and what Christmas means to them.

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Thank You to the Principia Education Partners

With exactly one week to go before British ESA astronaut Tim Peake leaves Earth, he has taken a moment to thank the Principia educational partners

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For Young Readers: The Usborne Mini Astronaut’s Handbook

A free, downloadable guide to becoming an astronaut for young readers, full of funny and fascinating insights and expert advice from the UK Space Agency and ESA, plus a personal message from astronaut Tim Peake

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The Lego Soyuz

The UK Space Agency has teamed up with LEGO Master Builders at Bright Bricks to reconstruct the Orbital Module of the Soyuz Capsule. The Soyuz capsule is the Russian space craft which transports astronauts and supplies to the International Space Station. It is currently the only way astronauts can get into space.

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Tim Peake Mission Overview

Named after Isaac Newton’s text Naturalis Principia Mathematica, ESA’s Principia mission will be the eighth long-duration mission to the International Space Station. British astronaut Tim Peake will be launched from Baikonur in Kazakhstan onboard a Russian Soyuz vehicle, spending five months in orbit.

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Tim Peake at NASA

Principia Astronaut Tim Peake visited the Johnson Space Centre in Houston, Texas, as part of the intensive pre-flight training programme.

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ESA Astronaut Tim Peake Spacewalk Training

ESA astronaut Tim Peake during spacewalk training in Houston, USA.

Training underwater on life-size mockups of the Space Station is one way astronauts prepare for their missions as working in water resembles working in space.

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Tim Peake: Spacewalk Highlights

On 15 January ESA astronaut Tim Peake and NASA astronaut Tim Kopra stepped outside of the International Space Station to walk in space.

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