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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 historic spacewalk ends early

Major Tim Peake has become the first British astronaut to walk in space. Credit: PA

Nasa has ended the spacewalk involving UK astronaut Tim Peake after his US colleague reported water in his helmet.

Tim Kopra reported a "small amount" of water, but the flight director took the precaution of ending the event early. Nasa confirm that there was never any danger, just precaution was taken.

Mr Peake used to be a test pilot for Agusta Westland in Yeovil. He ventured into the darkness from the International Space Station to begin repairs on a power unit outside. The mission took several hours to complete.

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The spacewalk officially ended at 17:31 GMT. Tim Peake and Tim Kopra are now both safely back inside the airlock.

It may have ended early, but Tim Peake has officially become the first British astronaut to officially walk in space.

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