MPs had to be ordered to stop singing David Bowie's Space Oddity in the House of Commons after news of the successful launch of the Soyuz space capsule carrying British astronaut Major Tim Peake.
Business minister Anna Soubry was forced to calm Labour MPs who sang the Bowie classic as she spoke of the "great news" .
Speaker John Bercow was forced to intervene:
The parents of British astronaut Tim Peake missed a phone call from their son made from the deck of the International Space Station.
British astronaut Tim Peake has tweeted his first picture of his view from the International Space Station (ISS).
British astronaut Tim Peake may have only been in space for three days, but he has already been busy.