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It's second time around for space man Tim Peake

Tim Peake will go back into space for the second time Credit: ITV

Sussex astronaut Tim Peake will be returning to the International Space Station for another mission.

The 44-year-old, father of two, announced the news at the London Science Museum, where his former spacecraft is on display.

Myself and my classmates from 2009, we are all going to get the second mission to the space station which is wonderful. The work that is being done on board the space station is incredibly important and also tremendously exciting as well.

– Major Tim Peake

Maj Peak spent 186 days in space and during his time there, he took part in 250 science experiments, ran the London Marathon and did a space walk.