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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Ground control to Major Tim...

Major Tim Peake from Chichester in West Sussex, has been confirmed as the first official British astronaut to live and work in space. The 41-year-old will fly to the International Space Station in November 2015