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Europe unveils British astronaut

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posted on May, 21 2009 @ 08:15 AM
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Europe unveils British astronaut

BBC - Source



Timothy Peake, a 37-year-old test pilot in the Army Air Corps, has been accepted into the European Space Agency's (Esa) Astronaut Corps.

The spaceman, who hails from Chichester, was unveiled at a ceremony in Paris, along with five other new colleagues from across Europe.

The other recruits to emerge from Esa's latest trawl for new candidates include a woman astronaut.


I just wanted to raise this thread because, as a Brit, it is great to see this guy go into space and potentially be (I believe) the first Brit to walk on the lunar surface.

There is still a long way to go but best of the luck to the man.



Timothy Peake and his new colleagues will now train to fly to the space station and with renewed interest in the Moon, they could conceivably also get to walk on the lunar surface one day.




posted on May, 21 2009 @ 08:26 PM
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Please direct your comments to this ongoing Thread (posted on Thu May 21 2009 @ 06:35 AM )

The British space 'anomaly'


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