Tim Peake would return to space ‘in a heartbeat’ – yet he’s putting family first for a while


The astronaut “loved every minute” of working with children on Earth during his mission, this included giving children in hospital a virtual tour of the ISS. The father of two noted that despite his wife being “very supportive” of his possible return to space, it was time “to put the family first for a while”.

He said that he was “delighted” that he had inspired them to look at space and science “in a different way”.

Discussing his own young children’s reactions to his space travel, Major Peake said his sons were aware it was “a fairly big event”.


But, like most kids, if you “showed them a fire truck they’d be far more excited”.

As before, Maj Peake refused to be drawn on which way he would vote in Thursday’s EU referendum ,.

omega constellation replica watchesHe said the vote on whether Britain leaves was “an important decision to make” and “very important for the UK” but that “voting should remain a personal choice”.

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