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    A British Astronaut Is Now In Space

    Tim Peake arrived at the International Space Station on Tuesday.

    A British astronaut has begun a six-month space mission.

    Tim Peake has been in astronaut training for six years and today launched to the International Space Station (ISS). The 43-year-old is from Chichester, and before training to be an astronaut, he spent 18 years as a helicopter pilot with the Army Air Corps.

    Last tweet before launch - GO for flight! Thanks for all the good luck messages - phenomenal support! #Principia

    Spirits were high during his launch.

    Wow, what an amazing morning at the @sciencemuseum! So much support for @astro_timpeake on his #Principia mission!

    Hundreds of schoolchildren gathered at the Science Museum to watch the launch, and there were more launch parties around the country.

    #TimPeake says goodbye to his kids before boarding his rocket to the ISS <3

    His Soyuz spacecraft set off from Baikonur, Kazakstan, at 11:03am GMT.

    At 5:33pm GMT, the astronauts successfully docked with the ISS.

    Shortly after entering the space station, the new crew spoke to their families, who were watching from Kazakstan.

    .@astro_timpeake on air: "hope you enjoyed the show!" #Principia

    Good luck, Tim! 🚀