Astronaut Tim Peake to touch down in Edinburgh on first ever UK tour

Astronaut Tim Peake will boldly go where he has never gone before later this year – on a first ever UK tour.

The European Space Agency astronaut is asking fans to “fasten their seatbelts and get ready for an awe-inspiring ride” as he visits Edinbugh’s Usher Hall on 11 November.

Now 48, Peake was the first British ESA astronaut to visit the International Space Station.

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He launched on a Soyuz rocket on 15 December 2015 and landed back on Earth on Earth 18 June 2016 after 186 days in space.

His much-anticipated solo show will guide the audience through life in space, with unprecedented access, breath-taking photographs, and never-before-seen incredible footage.

Tim Peake: My Journey To Space promises to give a fascinating insight into what it’s really like to be an astronaut – from training to launch, spacewalk to re-entry, Peake reveals the secrets, the science, and the everyday wonders of how and why humans journey into space.

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Sharing his passion for aviation, exploration and adventure, the shows offers “the chance to spend an evening with one of the world’s greatest living astronauts, and to rediscover the wonder of the place we call home”.

Tickets, ranging from £27.50-£33 are on sale now from the Usher Hall's website.

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Tim Peake will visit Edinburgh later this year on his first ever UK tour.

Last year, Peake joined the advisory board of Edinburgh-based space technology firm Skyrora.

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The firm said Peake’s experience – including his spell as an International Space Station crew member – will be “invaluable” as it continues its development of the Skyrora XL rocket for providing orbital launches by 2023.

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