“It’s impossible to look down on Earth from space and not be mesmerised by the fragile beauty of our planet.”


“Don’t let anybody tell you that you can’t do something you’ve set your heart on.”


“Did spaceflight change my perspective? Absolutely. Did it change me as much as becoming a father did? Not even close.”


“Who knows where the inspiration that will carry someone onward for the rest of their life may come from? The possibilities are limitless.”

Tim Peake CMG

Tim Peake is a former Apache pilot, flight instructor, test pilot and current European Space Agency astronaut. A veteran of 18 years military service, Tim has flown over 3,000 hours on operations worldwide.

In December 2015, Tim became the first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station and conduct a spacewalk during his six month mission. He also ran the London marathon from space.

Tim’s mission engaged more than two million students in outreach activities. He is an ambassador for STEM Education, The Prince’s Trust and the Scout Association. He is a best-selling author, with proceeds from his books donated to The Prince’s Trust.

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Swarm Rising

It’s time to get serious about aliens. They’re coming...but what do they want? A swarm is rising. Available in hardback, kindle and audio book.


My Journey to Space

Join Tim on an epic and thrilling journey to the International Space Station as part of his first ever UK tour.



The thrilling autobiography, taking readers closer than ever before to experience what life in space is really like. Available in hardback, kindle and audio book.

Incredible Aurora

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Great to see Swarm Rising in good company on the @Waterstones Best Books of 2021 list.

Working on the sequel, Swarm Enemy, right now with the brilliant @SteveColeBooks


Happy St. Andrew’s Day to all my Scottish family and friends around the world. I never get tired of this beautiful country and neither does Woody!
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This special bear (made from my donated jeans) has a very rare, ‘Flown in Space’ patch & is raising money for the amazing children’s charity, Together for Short Lives. You can bid on this & 20 other beautifully made bears here:


Auction closes 2nd Dec 9pm


Great to be able to visit @GWASwindon recently & it’s a real honour to have a school house named after me. So many fantastic questions from engaged, enthusiastic young people.I love the cartoon - thanks Freddie & Freddie’s Dad 👋.
And thank you GWA for having me! #STEMeducation


Thanks @RoyalDerngate and #Northampton for a great show this afternoon…and for letting me graffiti your wall 🚀