'Bye Daddy!' - Tim Peake's family watch launch
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Tim Peake's family wave as Soyuz rocket blasts off

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

His family and friends were watching from the launch site, and waved at the rapidly accelerating rocket.

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  • 15 Dec 2015
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