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Waiting with wings. An interview with astronaut Tim Peake

Mark Thompson
Oct 25, 2012, 23:00 UTC

Sen—I first met ESA astronaut Tim Peake during the first series of BBC Stargazing LIVE back in January 2011 and remember exchanging flight experiences with him over a pint, him in his fast jets and me in nothing more complex than a twin engine propeller aircraft. As someone who successfully beat around 10,000 other applicants to secure one of ten coveted positions as an ESA astronaut, surely he can't have found my experiences of interest? I was delighted when I found out I had the opportunity of speaking with him again for Sen. I was keen to try and understand what made him tick, to learn about his experiences in the selection process and to find out what daily life is like as an astronaut waiting to go into space.


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