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Contest to name Sussex-born astronaut's space mission

The British astronaut Major Tim Peake is to fly on a mission to the International Space Station in 2015. The European Space Agency (ESA) have launched a competition to find a name for the mission. The astronaut was born in Chichester in Sussex.

Exclusive: Fred Dinenage interviews Major Tim Peake

ITV News Meridian's Fred Dinenage flew out to Germany to interview Major Tim Peake to find out what it takes to become an astronaut while he was training in 2010.

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.

Fred will catch up with Tim on ITV News Meridian at 6pm on ITV in the South.

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