ESA - STEPHANE CORVAJA, 2015 / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ESA - STEPHANE CORVAJA, 2015 / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
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British astronaut Timothy Peake (born 1972) waving to family and friends as he travels to the launch pad, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Peake is the first British citizen to be chosen as an astronaut by the European Space Agency (ESA. He launched in Soyuz TMA-19M on the 15th August 2015 and successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS), where he will stay until May 2016. During his stay Peake will undertak experiments on changes to the human body in space, and the survival of microorganisms in space, amongst others.
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