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Tim Peake inspires schoolchildren in Devon

Youngsters at a school in Devon have enjoyed a memorable day in the classroom thanks to a lesson from the British astronaut Tim Peake.

Credit: ITV West Country
Credit: ITV West Country

They managed to establish radio links with Tim. The astronaut, from Wiltshire, has been on in the International Space Station for nearly five months.

Local primary schools, Exeter University and Goonhilly Earth station also joined the conversation.

It gave the children the chance to talk to the former Yeovil-based helicopter pilot about his life on the ISS.

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Tim Peake posts video of lightning from space

Wiltshire astronaut Tim Peake has posted a fascinating video from the International Space Station.

The 30 second clip is a timelapsed view high above the earth showing us what lightning strikes look like from space.

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