A British Astronaut Is Being Exceptionally British In Space Right Now
If you're British and you get into space, what's the first thing you do? Have tea and a bacon sandwich, obviously.
And, as any good Briton would do, once he arrived, he ate a bacon sandwich.
In space you can't cook on a hob, because a frying pan would just float off. Instead they have "food warmers", which look a bit like sandwich toasters.
Peake, having had his bacon sandwich, then continued on his British theme with a nice cup of tea.
For extra Britishness points, he has also been chatting away with the Queen…
…and Elton John.
Now he just needs a pint and a cheeky zero-G Nando's and we will have achieved peak Britishness.
Peake says that the tea on the ISS is "surprisingly good", despite it not being made with boiling water – the ISS's water heaters only heat water to 87°C. He uses one pouch as a teapot and decants it into another.
He said during his first press conference from the ISS: "The tea question is very important… I was delighted. I’m enjoying my tea up here."