British astronaut Tim Peake has said he would return to space "in a heartbeat", but admitted he wanted to spend time with his family first.Read the full story ›
British astronaut Tim Peake has said he is "doing good" after a "dynamic" landing back on Earth.
Major Peake went on to explain how it feels for your body to readapt after six months in space, and told how it felt to smell the scents of Earth and feel the breeze on his face again.
Major Peake was speaking after arriving in Karaganda, a major city in Kazakhstan, around 300 miles from where he landed on the steppe with American Nasa astronaut Colonel Tim Kopra and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko
"It feels fantastic" to be back on Earth, said British astronaut Tim Peake as he arrived in Karaganda.
After returning to Earth in the Soyuz capsule, Major Peake, along with American Nasa astronaut Colonel Tim Kopra and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko, were flown by helicopter to the Kazakh city where they were given gifts of bread and salt and a traditional Kazakh hat.
When they have received their gifts the trio will then go their separate ways, Major Peake taking a plane to the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany, Colonel Kopra heading for Houston, Texas, and Mr Malenchenko travelling to Star City, near Moscow.
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