Astronauts Tim Peake and fellow crewmates Tim Kopra and Yuri Malenchenko
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Tim Peake heads to Soyuz rocket launch site

UK astronaut Tim Peake is ready to make his landmark flight to the International Space Station (ISS).

The ex-helicopter pilot - with American Tim Kopra and Russian Yuri Malenchenko - will launch on a Russian Soyuz rocket at Baikonur Cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan.

Mr Peake is the first UK astronaut to fly under the banner of the European Space Agency (Esa).

Simon Clemison reports.

  • 15 Dec 2015
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