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Wiltshire astronaut prepares for life on the International Space Station

Wiltshire astronaut Tim Peake is preparing to jet to the International Space Station next month as the first British citizen to be selected for astronaut training by the European Space Agency

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Wiltshire astronaut prepares to head into space

Wiltshire astronaut prepares to head into space Credit: EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY

Britain is about to send its first official astronaut up to the International Space Station. But until now he's been more at home a little closer to the ground here in the west. Major Tim Peake is an ex-Army pilot from Wiltshire who's spent time testing aircraft for the helicopter manufacturer Agusta Westland in Yeovil. Daisy Gray has this report:

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