Principia Mission

British European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake spent 6 months living and working onboard the International Space Station.  The UK Space Agency brings you news of all of the activities taking place here in the UK, as well as updates on Tim and information on how you can get involved.

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Tim Peake to tour the UK

29 September 2016

British ESA astronaut Tim Peake will embark on his post-flight tour of the UK in October 2016, visiting all four UK national capitals along with Leicester, Manchester, Salford and Glasgow. NASA astronaut and crewmate Tim Kopra will join Tim for the visits to Edinburgh, Belfast and London. Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko is unable to join… Read more

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Mission calendar dates

2 November 2016

Schools Conference: Portsmouth

School children and groups can apply now to present their work that has been inspired by Tim’s mission.

5 November 2016

School Conference: York

Apply now! Young people can present their work inspired by the Principia mission to their peers and industry experts.