British astronaut to tweet from space

Britain's first official astronaut Major Tim Peake said he would tweet from space like Chris Hadfield had done in a bid to "try and inspire a generation."

He added that he was "delighted" after being chosen to travel to space.

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. @astro_timpeake delighted to have been assigned and looking forward to challenge #astrotim.

Read: Astronaut Chris Hadfield's highlights in space

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UK astronaut set for 2015 launch

Major Tim Peake 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.