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British astronaut Tim Peake boards International Space Station

British astronaut Tim Peake and two colleagues have been welcomed aboard the International Space Station after a six-hour journey from Kazakhstan.

No Brit has undertaken such a mission - or even left Earth - in more than two decades.

Mr Peake will be onboard the ISS for six months.

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Tim Peake welcomed to International Space Station

Tim Peake has been welcomed to the International Space Station after the hatch to his Soyuz spacecraft was opened.

Mr Peake, NASA astronaut Tim Kopra and Russian commander Yuri Malenchenko entered the station at 7.58pm GMT after a six-and-a-half hour journey.

The whole crew assemble on the International Space Station. Credit: ESA

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