Tim Peake is the first British astronaut to be selected as a member of ESA?s European Astronaut Corps. With a background in flight dynamics, he served in the British Air Corps as flight commander, helicopter instructor and test pilot.
Scheduled to fly to the ISS in late 2015, he?ll be staying in orbit for five months. He also has close ties with the UK Space Agency, working on the development of its microgravity research programme.
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