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Wiltshire astronaut launches into space

Major Tim Peake, from Salisbury, has made history by becoming the first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station.

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'Thank you, Your Majesty': Tim Peake tweets the Queen from space

Tim Peake offers thumbs up from inside the Soyuz space capsule on his way to the ISS. Credit: Nasa

Good luck messages poured in when Wiltshire astronaut Tim Peake blasted off to the International Space Station, becoming the first Brit to do so. And now that he's all settled in, the intrepid spaceman's replying to some of his well-wishers - who include music legend Elton John, and the Queen.

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