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ESA Names Mission For Astronaut Tim Peake: Principia
2014-07-22 03:59:19

ESA When ESA astronaut Tim Peake sets off for his six-month space journey next year, he will be flying under the mission name of Principia. More than 4000 people replied to the call for a mission name earlier this year and Principia was suggested 20 times. The name refers to Isaac Newton’s world-changing three-part text on physics, Naturalis Principia Mathematica, describing the principal laws of motion and gravity. Famously pondering why apples fall from trees, Newton wrote down...

Astronauts Selected For Year-long Expedition 45 Mission
2013-10-01 04:26:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online NASA astronaut Tim Kopra and European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake will be part of the International Space Station’s (ISS) Expedition 45 crew, the US space agency announced on Monday. Kopra and Peake are scheduled to launch in December 2015 and will return to Earth in spring 2016, NASA said. They will join their fellow Expedition 45 crew members in orbit and will remain there as part of Expedition 46 with yearlong expedition...

Neemo Crew Resurface From Their Underwater World
2012-07-02 03:00:04

[ Watch the Video ] ESA astronaut Tim Peake and his Neemo crewmates resurfaced recently after spending 12 days underwater off Florida´s Atlantic coast. The aquanauts tested equipment and techniques for future space exploration as well as finding time for educational experiments. Although only 20 m under the Atlantic Ocean, the voyage home took 17 hours. Living underwater requires a long decompression to allow the aquanauts´ bodies to adapt to normal surface pressure. Being...

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2010-05-11 14:00:00

Astronaut candidate Tim Peake is on his way to becoming the first U.K. citizen to be admitted into the European Space Agency's (ESA) Astronaut Corps. Peake's training will get him ready to fly to the International Space Station (ISS). "We had a number of very important tasks to do, but at each stage there was also a lot of laughter because it was so much fun," Peake told BBC News. The former British Army helicopter pilot took a parabolic flight that allowed him to float free in the cabin of...


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