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'Tim Peake effect' at National Space Centre in Leicester

The National Space Centre in Leicester say they have had a 'Tim Peake effect'.

The space centre says they have noticed more and more young children visiting them during the six months the British astronaut was on his space mission:


Space scientists from Leicester praise Tim Peake

Tim Peake Credit: PA

Space scientists from the University of Leicester have praised British astronaut Tim Peake's mission aboard the International Space Station.

Major Tim Peake has returned to Earth in the last few minutes after his six month mission.

He has been carrying out experiments on the effects of spaceflight on the human body and the Principia programme.

Astronaut Tim Peake tweets Notts school after hearing their song in space

British astronaut Major Tim Peake has tweeted a school in Nottinghamshire after hearing a song made specially for him while up in space.

Tim Peake is currently on the International Space Station Credit: PA

Children at Burton Joyce Primary School wrote and recorded a song for him, and tweeted it to him.

The European Space Agency have worked with teachers at the school to enable Tim to hear it while on the International Space Station, and today he managed to.

Here's his reaction: