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Ian Paisley set to meet astronaut Tim Peake

North Antrim MP Ian Paisley says he is looking forward to meeting astronaut Major Tim Peake at a welcome home reception at 10 Downing Street.

British astronaut Tim Peake travelled into space earlier this year and spent six months on the International Space Station.

He is only the seventh UK born person to travel into space.

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Major Peake returned to earth last month and is set to attend a special welcome home reception at 10 Downing Street next Monday (July 18).

Mr Paisley has revealed he has been invited to the event and spoke of his excitement about attending, describing Major Peake as an "inspiration".

"I am absolutely honoured to have been invited to this special reception in Downing Street to represent my constituents and congratulate this amazing man on the work he has done," he said.

"His recent space mission has been an inspiration for many young people."

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