Pupils at Chichester High School cheer on the launch
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Tim Peake: Flags and cheers for astronaut's mission

Staff and pupils at British astronaut Tim Peake's former school watched as his Soyuz rocket successfully launched from Russia's Cosmodrome in Kazakhastan.

Flags were waved amid loud cheers at Chichester High School as it blasted into space at 11:03 GMT.

The former Army pilot, who is making history as the first official UK astronaut, will spend six months on the International Space Station.

  • 15 Dec 2015