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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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Christmas wishes from the International Space Station

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly of NASA, Flight Engineer Tim Kopra of NASA and Flight Engineer Tim Peake of the European Space Agency have offered their thoughts on being in orbit away from home during the Christmas holidays and what Christmas means to them in a message downlinked on 17 December.

Tim Peake lives and normally works in Wiltshire and used to be a test pilot with AgustaWestland in Yeovil. He arrived on 15 December to begin a six-month mission on the complex.

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