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Royal message first by British astronaut Tim Peake


Space address: Tim Peake

Space address: Tim Peake

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Space address: Tim Peake

Tim Peake has become the first person to deliver a "God save the Queen" message directly to the monarch from space.

The British astronaut personally addressed the Queen in a video message live from the International Space Station after she sent him her own well-wishes shortly after his launch.

In the minute-long video, Major Peake, who was launched into space last month, thanked the Queen and said he hoped his journey would serve as a symbol of "international collaboration" and help make the world a better place.

The "humbled" astronaut concluded his message with what he believed was the first "God save the Queen" uttered from space.

Belfast Telegraph