Tim’s first news conference back on Earth


The first news conference with ESA astronaut Tim Peake on return to Earth after spending 186 days in space on the International Space Station on his Principia mission.

The media event was held at ESA’s astronaut centre in Cologne, Germany, 21 July just three days after landing on Earth. The European Astronaut Centre is the home base of all ESA astronauts

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.

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 is the third after Alexander Gerst and Andreas Mogensen to fly directly to the European Astronaut Centre for medical checks and for researchers to collect more data on how Tim’s body and mind have adapted to living in space.

More about the Principia mission:

Follow Tim on social media:

Follow Thomas on social media:

Similar Posts:

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

As you found this post useful...

Follow us on social media!

We are sorry that this post was not useful for you!

Let us improve this post!

Tell us how we can improve this post?


  1. Aw I love Tim, he has been fantastic! Everything completed with a smile on his face and he has done us proud! He has completely inspired me during his mission as I used to be quite scared thinking about space and now I'm fascinated!

  2. On re-watching this press conference, perhaps school kids and general public will be granted such an opportunity. Firstly ESA and ISS have once again found a fine spokesperson following in a long line of people wearing the ESA patch to educate us about and guide us through what is the next frontier. How eloquently he answered all the questions.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *