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    Family man: With wife Rebecca, a former Royal Logistics Corps officer, and their sons Oliver and Thomas (copyright: Tim Peake)
Earth. And over my right shoulder was the universe.”
Tim is still amazed that he beat more than 8,000 other candidates to be chosen as an ESA astronaut. He had not long left the Army, serving among other places in Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Afghanistan, when his application succeeded.
Having relished the literally out-of-this-world experience he has made no secret of the fact that he would like to take part in a second mission. With apologies to the late David Bowie, it’ll be exciting to hear the words “Ground Control to Major Tim” once again.
Tim Peake: Limitless, published by Century, is available from high street bookshops and online retailers, RRP £20.

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