Farnborough — Meeting the Astronauts

At the Farnborough International Airshow Future’s Day UKSEDS members were amazed to catch not just one astronaut but two together. Both British ESA astronaut, Tim Peake and Italian ESA astronaut, Paolo Nespoli were engaging in activities in the show’s Space Zone with young children. Both astronauts were launching the latest Mission X, a 6-week international fitness challenge, focusing on fitness and nutrition to help students to “train like an astronaut.”

Major Peake recently returned from an underwater training mission simulating conditions on an asteroid as NASA plans to send an advanced manned capsule to an asteroid sometime in the 2020s

Left to right: Ryan Laird (UKSEDS Secretary), Tim Peake, Ameen Ali, Paolo Nespoli, Siân Cleaver and Mansoor Shar.

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