Click video. A former helicopter pilot has been named as one of the astronauts picked for a five-month mission in space. Major Tim Peake, from Sussex, is Britain's first official astronaut. He'll be flying to the International Space Station in two years' time. Fred reports.
The 41-year-old agreed to show Fred around the European Space Agency's training facility because he was inspired to study science by the presenter's ITV programme 'How' as a child.
A Dutch astronaut had to be rescued after his sailing boat got into difficulty off the Sussex coast. Physicist Wubbo Johannes Ockels - who flew into space in 1985 - was in his schooner when its engines failed seven miles from Newhaven last night. He was then towed to safety by Newhaven RNLI.
The first Briton chosen to be an astronaut for the European Space Agency is to visit two schools in Oxfordshire. Major Tim Peake from Hampshire will talk to the youngsters about "the earth, the planets and beyond".
He will first speak in the assembly at Hagbourne Church of England Primary School and then have lunch with children from Harwell Primary school.