Tim Peake – Ready for Lift-Off

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British astronaut and former scout Tim Peake

Image from NASA – Bill Stafford

Former Scout Tim Peake will become Britain’s first official astronaut when he launches into space on the 1st December 2015.

Tim works for the European Space Agency and although Helen Sharman went into space some years ago she was part of a privately funded project.

Tim will be the first employed British spaceman and beat 8000 others to get this honour.

Of his time in the Scouts he says that it fed his love of adventure and of the outdoors.

The UK Space Agency sponsors the Scout Astronautics badge so why not check it out.

Roger Dix
District Commissioner

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