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Published 18/12/2015

Tim Peake has landed back on earth
Tim Peake has landed back on earth
Undated handout photo issued by the European Space Agency of astronaut Tim Peake in Cupola, as the Soyuz capsule carrying Major Tim Peake and his two crewmates has released itself from the International Space Station and undocked. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday June 18, 2016. See PA story SCIENCE Peake. Photo credit should read: ESA/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Image of the Soyuz spacecraft carrying British astronaut Tim Peake and his two crew mates
Handout image issued by the European Space Agency of Major Tim Peake in his Sokol suit 10 days ago, as the Soyuz capsule carrying Major Tim Peake and his two crewmates has released itself from the International Space Station and undocked. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday June 18, 2016. See PA story SCIENCE Peake. Photo credit should read: ESA/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Image of the Soyuz spacecraft carrying British astronaut Tim Peake and his two crew mates
BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE Undated handout image issued by the European Space Agency of the hatch to the Soyuz capsule carrying Major Tim Peake and his two crewmates being closed before it released itself from the International Space Station and undocked. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday June 18, 2016. See PA story SCIENCE Peake. Photo credit should read: ESA/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE Undated handout image issued by the European Space Agency of the Soyuz capsule carrying Major Tim Peake and his two crewmates which has released itself from the International Space Station and undocked. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday June 18, 2016. See PA story SCIENCE Peake. Photo credit should read: ESA/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Screen grabbed image taken from footage issued by European Space Agency of British astronaut Major Tim Peake emerging from the Soyuz space capsule hatch at the the International Space Station (ISS).PA
Screen grabbed image taken from footage issued by European Space Agency of British astronaut Major Tim Peake (second right) with crew members Russian commander Yuri Malenchenko (front centre) and US astronaut Tim Kopra (left) at the the International Space Station (ISS) having emerged from the Soyuz space capsule. PA
Screen grabbed image taken from footage issued by the European Space Agency of the Soyuz space capsule carrying British astronaut Major Tim Peake, docked at the the International Space Station (ISS). PA
Screen grabbed image taken from footage issued by European Space Agency of British astronaut Major Tim Peake emerging from the Soyuz space capsule hatch at the the International Space Station (ISS). PA
Screen grabbed image taken from footage issued by the European Space Agency of the Soyuz space capsule carrying British astronaut Major Tim Peake, docked at the the International Space Station (ISS). PA
Screen grabbed image taken from footage issued by European Space Agency of Russian commander Yuri Malenchenko emergingfrom the Soyuz space capsule hatch at the the International Space Station (ISS). PA
UK astronaut Tim Peake reacts as his space suit is tested at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome, prior to blasting off to the International Space Station (ISS), on December 15, 2015. Russia's Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 46/47 crew of Britain's astronaut Tim Peake, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and US astronaut Tim Kopra blasted off to the ISS on December 15, 2015. AFP/Getty Images
Screen grabbed image taken from footage issued by the European Space Agency of the Soyuz space capsule carrying British astronaut Major Tim Peake, approaching docking at the the International Space Station (ISS). PA
Screen grabbed image taken from footage issued by the European Space Agency of the Soyuz space capsule carrying British astronaut Major Tim Peake, approaching docking at the the International Space Station (ISS). PA
Major Tim Peake blasting off into orbit on board the Soyuz space capsule on his way to becoming the first British astronaut to join the crew of the International Space Station (ISS).
Expedition 46-47 crewmembers ESA astronaut Tim Peake, NASA astronaut Tim Kopra and commander Yuri Malenchenko launch into space from Baikonur cosmodrome on December 15, 2015 in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
The Soyuz TMA-19M rocket with Expedition 46 Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), Flight Engineer Tim Kopra of NASA, and Flight Engineer Tim Peake of ESA (European Space Agency) launches into space from Baikonur cosmodrome on December 15, 2015 in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
Major Tim Peake (left) blasting off into orbit on board the Soyuz space capsule on his way to becoming the first British astronaut to join the crew of the International Space Station (ISS).
Major Tim Peake blasting off into orbit on board the Soyuz space capsule on his way to becoming the first British astronaut to join the crew of the International Space Station (ISS).
British astronaut Tim Peake, member of the main crew of the expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), gestures prior the launch of Soyuz TMA-19M space ship at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015.
Photographers take pictures as Russia's Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 46/47 crew of Britain's astronaut Tim Peake, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and US astronaut Tim Kopra blasts off from the launch pad at Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome on December 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
Russian Space Agency experts help British astronaut Tim Peake, a member of the main crew to the International Space Station (ISS), to stand up after inspecting his space suit prior to the launch of Soyuz-FG rocket at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko walks to board the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome, prior to blasting off to the International Space Station (ISS), on December 15, 2015.
Britain's astronaut Tim Peake smiles as he walks to board the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome, prior to blasting off to the International Space Station (ISS), on December 15, 2015.
Britain's astronaut Tim Peake (bottom), Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko (top) and US astronaut Tim Kopra board the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome, prior to blasting off to the International Space Station (ISS), on December 15, 2015.
Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko waves to his relatives from a bus after his space suit was tested at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome on December 15, 2015.
US astronaut Tim Kopra waves from a bus after his space suit was tested at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome on December 15, 2015.
Britain's astronaut Tim Peake (bottom), Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko (top) and US astronaut Tim Kopra wave as they board the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome, prior to blasting off to the International Space Station (ISS), on December 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / POOL / SHAMIL ZHUMATOVSHAMIL ZHUMATOV/AFP/Getty Images
The Moscow control room as Major Tim Peake blasted off into orbit on board the Soyuz space capsule on his way to becoming the first British astronaut to join the crew of the International Space Station (ISS).
Britain's astronaut Tim Peake waves as he walks to board a bus at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome, prior to blasting off to the International Space Station (ISS), on December 15, 2015.
Britain's astronaut Tim Peake gestures to his children from a bus after his space suit was tested at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome, prior to blasting off to the International Space Station (ISS), on December 15, 2015.
From L: Britain's astronaut Tim Peake, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and US astronaut Tim Kopra walk after their space suits were tested at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome, prior to blasting off to the International Space Station (ISS), on December 15, 2015.
Expedition 46 Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), top, Flight Engineer Tim Kopra of NASA, center, and Flight Engineer Tim Peake of ESA (European Space Agency), bottom, wave farewell prior to boarding the Soyuz TMA-19M rocket for launch on December 15, 2015 in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

Major Tim Peake is to speak to Earth in a live broadcast from the International Space Station (ISS) today.

The first fully British astronaut to be sent into space, Major Peake, 43, Russian Commander Yuri Malenchenko and US astronaut Tim Kopra, have joined the station's team of three for the next six months.

Major Peake entered the station with a huge smile on his face as the full crew of six joined in front of the camera to listen to congratulatory messages from family members and space travel experts watching from the ESA in Baikonur.

The first to "step" on board the station, Major Peake said of the journey: "It was a beautiful launch," and added: "that sunrise was absolutely spectacular. We also got the benefit of a moon rise which was beautiful to see.

"To Europe and the UK, I hope you enjoyed the show."

Major Tim Peake (left) blasting off into orbit on board the Soyuz space capsule on his way to becoming the first British astronaut to join the crew of the International Space Station (ISS).
Major Tim Peake (left) blasting off into orbit on board the Soyuz space capsule on his way to becoming the first British astronaut to join the crew of the International Space Station (ISS).
Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko walks to board the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome, prior to blasting off to the International Space Station (ISS), on December 15, 2015. Russia's Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 46/47 crew of Britain's astronaut Tim Peake, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and US astronaut Tim Kopra is scheduled to blast off to the ISS on December 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / POOL / SHAMIL ZHUMATOVSHAMIL ZHUMATOV/AFP/Getty Images
Britain's astronaut Tim Peake smiles as he walks to board the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome, prior to blasting off to the International Space Station (ISS), on December 15, 2015. Russia's Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 46/47 crew of Britain's astronaut Tim Peake, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and US astronaut Tim Kopra is scheduled to blast off to the ISS on December 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / POOL / SHAMIL ZHUMATOVSHAMIL ZHUMATOV/AFP/Getty Images
Britain's astronaut Tim Peake (bottom), Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko (top) and US astronaut Tim Kopra board the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome, prior to blasting off to the International Space Station (ISS), on December 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / POOL / SHAMIL ZHUMATOVSHAMIL ZHUMATOV/AFP/Getty Images
Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko waves to his relatives from a bus after his space suit was tested at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome on December 15, 2015. Russia's Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 46/47 crew of Britain's astronaut Tim Peake, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and US astronaut Tim Kopra is scheduled to blast off to the ISS on December 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
US astronaut Tim Kopra waves from a bus after his space suit was tested at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome on December 15, 2015. Russia's Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 46/47 crew of Britain's astronaut Tim Peake, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and US astronaut Tim Kopra is scheduled to blast off to the ISS on December 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
Britain's astronaut Tim Peake (bottom), Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko (top) and US astronaut Tim Kopra wave as they board the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome, prior to blasting off to the International Space Station (ISS), on December 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / POOL / SHAMIL ZHUMATOVSHAMIL ZHUMATOV/AFP/Getty Images
Britain's astronaut Tim Peake waves as he walks to board a bus at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome, prior to blasting off to the International Space Station (ISS), on December 15, 2015. Russia's Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 46/47 crew of Britain's astronaut Tim Peake, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and US astronaut Tim Kopra is scheduled to blast off to the ISS on December 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
Britain's astronaut Tim Peake gestures to his children from a bus after his space suit was tested at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome, prior to blasting off to the International Space Station (ISS), on December 15, 2015. Russia's Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 46/47 crew of Britain's astronaut Tim Peake, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and US astronaut Tim Kopra is scheduled to blast off to the ISS on December 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
From L: Britain's astronaut Tim Peake, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and US astronaut Tim Kopra walk after their space suits were tested at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome, prior to blasting off to the International Space Station (ISS), on December 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
BAIKONUR, KAZAKHSTAN - DECEMBER 15: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) (NO SALES) In this handout image supplied by NASA, Expedition 46 Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), top, Flight Engineer Tim Kopra of NASA, center, and Flight Engineer Tim Peake of ESA (European Space Agency), bottom, wave farewell prior to boarding the Soyuz TMA-19M rocket for launch on December 15, 2015 in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Soyuz TMA-19M is scheduled to launch on December 15 carrying crew members Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), Flight Engineer Tim Kopra of NASA, and Flight Engineer Tim Peake of ESA (European Space Agency) to the International Space Station for a six-month mission, as part of Expedition 46. (Photo by NASA/ Joel Kowsky via Getty Images)
The Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft is moved into vertical position on the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome on December 13, 2015 in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. (Photo by Stephane Corvaja/ESA via Getty Images)

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