New astronaut crew to ISS, including Brit

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A Russian Soyuz rocket today successfully launched a new crew to ISS, including Great Britain’s first official astronaut.

Tim Peake is not the first Brit in space, but he is the first paid for by the British government. The first British citizen to fly in space, back in 1991, was Helen Sharman, whose flight was a publicity stunt mostly paid for by the Russians themselves.

The crew is expected to dock with ISS later today.

One comment

  • Rick

    Thanks for the Brit in space news, I wasn’t aware of that before, and as a Brit myself, am happy to see it!

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