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Penguin Live announces an exclusive UK event with astronaut Tim Peake

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Penguin Live announces an exclusive UK event with astronaut Tim Peake

In a UK-exclusive launch event for his new book, Ask an Astronaut, Tim Peake will be touching down at London’s Barbican Hall on Tuesday 24 October.

Drawing on his extraordinary experiences as the first British ESA astronaut to visit the International Space Station (ISS), this special evening will see Tim reflect on some of the most interesting, funny and curious questions he has been asked since his return to Earth.

The event, produced by Penguin Live, will feature Tim in conversation with Dallas Campbell, actor and TV presenter (The Gadget Show and Bang Goes the Theory). The event will delight adults and children alike; featuring exclusive shots from Tim’s space journey and a live Q&A with the audience, giving them the unique opportunity to ask him any other burning questions they might have about life amongst the stars.

 Speaking of his new book and the launch event, Tim Peake said: ‘Since returning from the International Space Station, I’ve been amazed by the warm response from thousands of schoolchildren, teachers, scientists, engineers and other members of the public wishing to know more about what life in space is really like. Ask an Astronaut is my personal account of being an astronaut and answers many of the brilliant, thought-provoking and often funny questions I have received since landing. I hope this book will continue to motivate readers to find out more about space.”

Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday 13 September at 11am, priced from £15 for adults and £7.50 for children. For more information or to buy tickets, visit the Barbican website.

Ask an Astronaut, set to be published by Century on 19 October, is Tim’s personal guide to life in space, based on his historic Principia mission. From training to launch, from his historic spacewalk to re-entry, he reveals for readers of all ages the cutting-edge science behind his groundbreaking experiments, and what life was really like on board the International Space Station. A selection of the questions answered in the book were submitted by adults, parents and schoolchildren on Twitter using the hashtag #askanastronaut, and accompany illustrations, diagrams and never-before-seen photos.