British astronaut Tim Peake waves to his children
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British astronaut Tim Peake makes journey from base to space

UK astronaut Tim Peake has made his landmark flight to the International Space Station (ISS).

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

Major Peake waved goodbye to his family before boarding the rocket and launching into space, where he waved once again.


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  • 15 Dec 2015
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