The Spice Girl has signed up to 'Celebrity Supply Teachers' along with Gary Lineker, astronaut Tim Peake and singer Kelis.
Amanda Holden should have done a bit more research – because her interview with Tim Peake wasn’t exactly stellar viewing – in fact she looked a bit of a lunar-tic. The 46-year-old TV presenter was unsure whether the astronaut, who spent six months at the International Space Station last year, would be able to answer the question in case it made him sound “naughty”, but she was unaware he hadn’t actually been to the moon.
BBC talent show producers are reportedly keen to secure Tim, 44, for a two-step across the ballroom, but there’s one slight snag – the International Space Station crewmember is undergoing intensive physical therapy for two years. Despite claiming the top spot on the wish list, Tim is currently having treatment to recover muscle strength that has been lost in the zero gravity atmosphere, according to The Sun. After returning from space expeditions, astronauts must learn how to walk again and physical activities present a high risk for breaking weakened bones – so Tim’s Strictly debut would probably have to be postponed until 2017.
Tim Peake is due to return from his six-month mission aboard the International Space Station this weekend and he’ll be carrying a secret Lego cargo, it has been revealed. Before his mission, the British astronaut asked Minifigs, a company that creates themed Lego-style figures, to create mini figures of his fellow ISS crew members to take up to space with him. What’s more, after talking to the owners of the company, Tim also offered to take tiny likenesses of their own family into orbit with him, for particularly heartwarming reasons.
A British pub has created a ‘gastronaut’ portrait made entirely of traditional roast dinner ingredients to welcome Tim Peake home from space. The British astronaut, who is due to return to Earth tomorrow (18 June), said that roast dinner is one of the things that he would miss most during his six-month stay on the International Space Station. Commissioned by Hungry Horse pubs and put together by food artist Prudence Staite, the culinary creation contains a whopping 2.5 kg of roast potatoes along with 500g of carrots, 400g of garden peas, 3kg of cauliflower, 46 Yorkshire puddings, 2.5kg of meat and 1 litre of gravy.
British astronaut Tim Peake has revealed what he misses most about our planet - and it’s something most of us spend our time complaining about. Peake said, ‘'This is going to sound truly remarkable but I most miss the rain. Peake said he was looking forward to being reunited with his family - having spent the last six months on the Space Station.
The Prince of Wales has sent a letter of thanks to astronaut British Tim Peake via Twitter because the Royal Mail can’t deliver quite that far. Tweeted from the the official @ClarenceHouse Twitter account, the letter is typed out on headed notepaper and is addressed from “ground control to Major Tim”, a play on the ‘Major Tom’ lyrics from David Bowie’s Space Oddity. The letter thanks former Army Air Corps pilot Peake for being a ‘splendid ambassador’ for The Prince’s Trust - a charity that helps youngsters to get into jobs, education and training, which was founded by Prince Charles.
This incredible picture from Brit astronaut Tim Peake shows an erupting volcano viewed from 249 miles above Earth. Taken from the International Space Station (ISS), the incredibly detailed photo shows the volcano in the centre, peaking above the clouds, with smoke pouring from it. Snow and ice around the top have been melted away by the heat bellowing out from the Klyuchevskaya volcano on Russia’s east coast.
Mr Peake also shared more shots as the International Space Station (ISS) passed across Europe. Spain, France and Britain are all pictures together in one shot, while the boot of Italy is perfectly outlined as the ISS ventures south.
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly blasted off to the International Space Station in March 2015 as part of the ‘Year in Space’ mission. The goal was for both Kelly and cosmonaut Mikhail Korniyenko to spend 342 days in orbit to study the physical and psychological effects of long-term space travel on the human body. What’s more, ISS Commander Kelly’s identical twin brother Mark, a former astronaut, is acting as a control subject back on Earth so that the data can be compared when his brother returns.
What do astronauts get up to in the vast mindlessness of space? Shenanigans, if the latest video from the International Space Station is anything to go by.
British astronaut Tim Peake treated his social media followers to a stunning view when he tweeted a photo of the nation’s capital at night. Taken at midnight on Saturday night, the incredible image shows the bright lights of central London, along with the royal parks and the Thames winding across the middle of the photo. Major Peake tweeted the photo with the words: “#London Saturday - I’d rather be up here…but only just!! #toughcall”.
A new online test has been designed to see who has what it takes to blast off to space, just like British European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Tim Peake. Developed by the Netherlands Aerospace Centre along with ESA and the Swedish Defence Research Agency, the test recreates some of the challenges faced by astronauts, including spatial awareness and control combined with weightlessness. Using on-screen arrows to plan a series of movements, armchair astronauts then press the ‘execute’ button to begin the simulation and find out if they planned the sequence of movements correctly.