First interview with Tim Peake back on Earth


This interview with ESA astronaut Tim Peake was recorded in Cologne, Germany, one day after his return from a six-month stay on the International Space Station.

Tim Peake, NASA astronaut Tim Kopra and commander Yuri Malenchenko landed in the steppe of Kazakhstan on Saturday, 18 June in their Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft at 09:15 GMT. The trio spent 186 days on the International Space Station.

The landing brings Tim Peake’s Principia mission to an end but the research continues. Tim is the eighth ESA astronaut to complete a long-duration mission in space. He was the third after Alexander Gerst and Andreas Mogensen to fly directly to ESA’s astronaut home base in Cologne, Germany, for medical checks and for researchers to collect more data on how Tim’s body and mind have adapted to living in space.

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  1. Hi Tim Peake, I salute you! I am Blondies number one fan Bob Samick. I'm sure you are aware of her new song FUN is about you and intergalagtic space travel. PLease help me get back to the top!!!

  2. These “astronauts” never seem to be genuinely excited about what they just did! I know some are trained in military to stay even keeled BUT COME ON you just were in SPACE! None of these people show real emotion that would lend you to believe they were somewhere unbelievable.

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