Britain’s Tim Peake retires from European astronaut corps

by | Jan 20, 2023 | Climate Change

Hailing from Chichester, Tim Peake was the UK’s first “official” astronaut, going into orbit on a government ticket. But he was preceded by other UK-born citizens, notably Helen Sharman, who went to the Mir space station in 1991 on a private programme organised with the Russians.

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