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Peake in Space

Discussion in 'Personal' started by ParisianPearl, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. ParisianPearl

    ParisianPearl Occasional commenter

    British astronaut Tim Peake has finished his historic spacewalk in just over 4 hours and was completed around an hour ago. The spacewalk was scheduled to take six and half hours but was cut short after 4 hours due to water droplets appearing inside Peake's colleague's helmet. Despite this the moonwalk was successful with both astronauts having accomplished the mission they set out to do.


    View from Peake's helmet



    Safely back inside


    How incredibly exciting. Who wouldn't want to do this?
  2. ParisianPearl

    ParisianPearl Occasional commenter


    As Peake floated out, space station commander Scott Kelly called out, "Hey Tim, it's really cool seeing that Union Jack go outside. It's explored all over the world. Now it's explored space."

    Replied Peake, the first spacewalker to wear the Union flag on the shoulder of his suit: "It's great to be wearing it, a huge privilege, a proud moment."
  3. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Ah seeing the flag on a spacesuit... damn fine moment!
  4. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    I should keep a bit more up-to-date. When I saw the threat title, I vaguely wondered what space and Mervyn Peake had to do with each other. :confused:
  5. ParisianPearl

    ParisianPearl Occasional commenter

    [​IMG] Paul McCartney


    Good luck @astro_timpeake we're all watching, no pressure! Wishing you a happy stroll outdoors in the universe. All the best, PMc #spacewalk

    4:20 PM - 15 Jan 2016

    [​IMG] Pixie Lott


    Good luck @astro_timpeake and have fun on your spacewalk, kiss the stars!! #Principia #spacerocks

    2:00 PM - 15 Jan 2016


    [​IMG] Peter Gabriel


    Wishing @astro_timpeake the best of luck for his #spacewalk today. Stay safe & hold tight... #Principia

    1:40 PM - 15 Jan 2016


    [​IMG] Pet Shop Boys


    Wishing a safe spacewalk today to galactic Pet Shop Boys fan @astro_timpeake. Good luck. #Principia #spacerocks

    2:55 PM - 15 Jan 2016
  6. ParisianPearl

    ParisianPearl Occasional commenter

    A lot of people certainly think so.

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