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Students to host Q&A with Tim Peake via video link

Wiltshire Astronaut Tim Peake will talk to pupils via a live link up to the International Space Station. Photo: European Space Agency

Students in Bristol will get the chance to talk directly to British astronaut Tim Peake later.

The Oasis Academy Brightstowe are now amongst a handful of schools across the country that have a live link with the International Space Station.

School children helped launch a balloon to the edge of space. Credit: ITV West Country

Yesterday the school released a weather balloon which carried a camera to the edge of space.

The weather station was released by the Academy to capture footage of the Earth's curvature.

The balloon was released yesterday. Credit: ITV West Country

As part of the video Q&A on 19 February, students will be able to ask Tim Peake questions about his life and work in space, as part of a space-related workshop.