Tim Peake's parents
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A 'perfect' and 'magical' lift off for Tim Peake

15 December 2015 Last updated at 15:23 GMT

British astronaut Tim Peake is on his way to the International Space Station after blasting off from Baikonur in Kazakhstan.

His his wife, children and parents were at the launch site to see his rocket zoom into space.

Tim's parents said it was a 'magical' and 'perfect' lift off and an event like no other.