Timothy Peake

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Date of Birth April 7, 1972
Place of Birth Chichester, England
Age 49 years old
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Tim Peake

Major Timothy Nigel Peake is a British Army Air Corps officer, European Space Agency astronaut and a former International Space Station crew member. He is the first British ESA astronaut, the second astronaut to bear a flag of the United Kingdom patch, the sixth person born in the United Kingdom to go on board the International Space Station and the seventh UK-born person in space. He began the ESA's intensive astronaut basic training course in September 2009 and graduated on 22 November 2010.

Nationality: British
Status: Active
Born: Timothy Nigel Peake, April 07, 1972, Chichester, West Sussex, England
Other occupation: Test pilot and astronaut
Previous occupation: British Army officer
Alma mater: University of Portsmouth (BSc)
Rank: Major
Time in space: 185 days 22 hours 11 minutes
Selection: 2009 ESA Group
Total EVAs: 1
Total EVA time: 4 hours, 43 minutes
Missions: Soyuz TMA-19M (Expedition 46/47)
Awards: Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
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About Timothy Peake

After serving in the British Army Air Corps, this military test pilot began his career as an astronaut with the European Space Agency. He holds the distinction of being the ESA's first English astronaut.

Timothy Peake Before Fame

After graduating from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, he served in an infantry unit known as the Royal Green Jackets and subsequently trained at the Empire Test Pilots School and studied aerodynamics at the University of Portsmouth.

Achievement of Timothy Peake

In 2012, he became an aquanaut for NASA's NEEMO 16 mission. Around this time, it was announced that he would also serve, beginning in 2015, on two International Space Station missions.

Timothy Peake Family Life

He was born and raised in Chichester, West Sussex, England. His marriage resulted in two children.

Associations of Timothy Peake

He and French astronaut Michel Tognini both attended England's Empire Test Pilots School.

Information related to Tim Peake

  • British Army Air Corps officers
  • British astronauts
  • Royal Green Jackets officers
  • English test pilots
  • Alumni of the University of Portsmouth
  • Crew members of the International Space Station
  • Aquanauts
  • Graduates of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
Latest information about Timothy Peake updated on April 19, 2021.

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