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We Asked People To Send Messages To Tim Peake And This Is What They Said

Former astronauts, Brian Cox, and a 9-month-old baby are among the people wishing the British astronaut a safe and inspiring journey.

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8. Rufus Clews and his dad, Dan

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"Have fun, love Rufus."

BuzzFeed would like to apologise to Rufus for not turning the flash on for this shot, because his drawing of a space rocket was excellent and deserved to be clearer.


14. Dr Kevin Fong

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"Ad Astra! Tim (Sorry about the crappy doctor's handwriting) #XmasLectures"

Fong is giving the Royal Institution Christmas lectures this year, on the subject of Tim Peake's launch. The model in the background is of Monica Grady, the Institution's reporter, who is in Baikonur for the launch.

"Ad Astra" is Latin for "To the stars".

Tom Chivers is a science writer for BuzzFeed and is based in London.

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