• Question: will tim peake be doing it again or not ?

    Asked by liam to Andrea, Charlie 🚀, Col Op, Kirsty, Vinita on 21 Jun 2016.
    • Photo: Kirsty Lindsay

      Kirsty Lindsay answered on 21 Jun 2016:

      Not at the moment- the next 2 European astronauts to fly are Thomas Pesquet and Paulo Nespoli

    • Photo: Andrea Boyd

      Andrea Boyd answered on 21 Jun 2016:

      He would love to go to space again and after the debrief/rehabilitation period (in 6months) he will go back in the potential selection pool of astronauts. We select astronaut crews three years in advance so it would be after 2019 sometime.

      His wife is ok for him to go away for 6months again back to space too (he already asked) 🙂

    • Photo: Charles Laing

      Charles Laing answered on 22 Jun 2016:

      Hi 838tch49,

      In November this year our Government will decide if the UK wants to continue to pay for human spaceflight. If they are positive about it then it is likely Tim will get another flight into space.

      Also, moving forward with support and a new astronaut selection could mean that another UK astronaut could be selected to join alongside Tim!

      Charlie 🚀