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Special Announcement: Tim Peake to complete a space walk on 15th January 2016

Tim Peake and Tim Kopra

Special Announcement: Tim Peake to complete a space walk on 15th January 2016

A month after his arrival on the International Space Station, Tim Peake will complete the first space walk by a British astronaut.

For Tim, this space walk was an opportunity he was particularly looking forward to as part of his Principia mission and having assisted with a walk completed by Scott Kelly and the Tim Kopra, the latter who will also be accompanying him on his walk, he will have his chance to don his Extravehicular Mobility Unit – his space suit – and perform the essential replacement of a Sequential Shunt Unit which regulates the station’s solar arrays as well as other maintenance activities.

We wish you luck Tim!

You can watch live coverage of the space walk on NASA TV http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/