“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

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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.

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Really enjoyed calling into the brilliant @_onetreebooks and doing a bit of impromptu signing. Thanks for your support 📚@booksaremybag #bookshop

Was fantastic to be back in the Blue Peter studio last week to help launch the brilliant ‘Awesome Orbit Competition’ (see link below).

The bonus was I got to hang out with Henry the dog and @RichieDriss!
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