June 28, 2016 | Jon Farrow

The only thing more exhilarating than being launched into space in a rocket must be crashing through the atmosphere surrounded by flames. The first British member of the International Space Station's crew, Tim Peake, has now done both - last week he returned to Earth after spending six months in space.

Tim has been pretty busy in orbit. He fitted in a spacewalk, countless interviews, running a marathon and even a 'gorilla chase' - not to mention the raft of scientific experiments he's performed. It sounds like he's had the time of his life, and it's made me want to sign up for the next launch.


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Tim Peake orbited the Earth nearly 3000 times during his mission.


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