Tim Peake: 'It was a beautiful launch'

British astronaut Tim Peake has arrived at the International Space Station and spoken to his family.

The former army pilot blasted off from Baikonur, Kazakhstan in a Russian Soyuz rocket on Tuesday morning.

After a delay opening the hatch, Major Tim was able to speak to his wife, Rebecca, and his mum and dad back in Baikonur.

"Everybody sends their love and I hope you have a wonderful time," said his mother, Angela.

"Thanks very much - and love to everybody back home."

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