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Tim Peake's historic spacewalk from ISS ended early

Tim Peake's historic spacewalk has ended early by the flight director with the "major task accomplished", the International Space Station has confirmed.

A small amount of water had built up in the helmet of Major Peake's spacewalk colleague Tim Kopra, the ISS said, but were astronauts were safe and the decision to end the walk was precautionary.


Rocket that will propel Tim Peake into space rolled out

The rocket which will propel British astronaut Tim Peake into space has been rolled out to its launchpad in Kazakhstan.

The 162-ft long Soyuz FG rocket is manoeuvred into position. Credit: PA

Major Peake, 43, will be launched into space on Tuesday at the start of an historic mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

He will be the first 100% British professional astronaut to leave the Earth.

On Sunday the 162-ft long Soyuz FG rocket was slowly manoeuvred into position ready for blast off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

ITV News correspondent Dan Rivers is in Kazakhstan:

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