Astronaut Tim Peake shares amazing photographs from space

Snaps from space. One of the photographs taken by Tim Peake aboard the International Space Station
Snaps from space. One of the photographs taken by Tim Peake aboard the International Space Station

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Tim Peake has shown he has yet another talent - space photography.

The astronaut, who grew up in Westbourne, posted this amazing photograph on Twitter which he had taken from the International Space Station.

Major Peake's first picture from space, which he tweeted

Major Peake's first picture from space, which he tweeted

He tweeted: “2nd attempt at my new hobby: space photography. Earth with Kibo module. #Principia”

Major Peake made history last week when he began his Principia mission and became the first British astronaut aboard the International Space Station. His first meal was a hot bacon sandwich.

His former School, Chichester High School for Boys, joined thousands watching his live launch last Tuesday.

In his first blog from space Major Peake wrote: “The support for our launch was outstanding, and I want to thank each of you for the #GoodLuckTim messages. “From the schoolchildren who watched the launch in class, people watching on the underground, and viewers outside of UK, your messages have shown how much interest there is in space and they mean a great deal to me.

“A big thank you to those who attended launch celebrations up and down the country and especially the school kids who attended the event at the Science Museum.”

He promised to share more from space soon.