Tim Peake returning to Earth

Tim Peake on-board the International Space Station

On Saturday 18 June, British ESA astronaut Tim Peake returns to Earth following his six month stay on the International Space Station (ISS). He is estimated to land at approx. 9:00 GMT.

The landing will be covered live on ESA TV.

Tim Peake launched to space in December 2015 and millions of people across the world watched the live feed with excitement.

Highlights of Tim’s mission have included: a spacewalk with crewmate Tim Kopra, hosting a live science lesson with over 400,000 school students watching from Earth, switching on the first of the Astro Pi computers, running the Virgin Money Digital London Marathon, answering questions from primary teachers in York during a live in-flight call and controlling a Mars rover.

This video from ESA provides a good summary of the landing process.

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