Wiltshire girl, 8, among astronaut Tim Peak's biggest fans

A Swindon schoolgirl who tweeted a picture of her homework to British astronaut Tim Peake while he was on the International Space Station, will be getting his attention again later.

Major Peake was so impressed with Amelia Patterson's work he tweeted her back.

Now the eight-year-old is speaking at the UK Space Agency’s Schools Conference in Portsmouth, where the main speaker at the event is Mr Peake.