Spaceman Tim to get his own exhibition

Tim Peake's dad Nigel at the exhibition dedicated to his astronaut son in Chichester Picture: Derek Martin
Tim Peake's dad Nigel at the exhibition dedicated to his astronaut son in Chichester Picture: Derek Martin
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Aspiring astronauts and space enthusiasts will soon be able to recreate Tim Peake’s astronomical adventure with an exhibition following his journey into orbit.

The Novium Museum in Chichester has announced that the exhibition will launch in December, covering everything from Tim growing up in Chichester to becoming the first British European Space Agency astronaut. Tim’s father, Nigel, is part of the project group pulling the exhibition together.

He said: ‘I’m delighted that this imaginative project will help to continue Tim’s mission message about the importance of science and space, especially to young people.

The UK Space Agency has provided funding for the exhibition as part of the 2016 Principia Mission Grant Scheme. The UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres Programme Destination Space is also backing the exhibition, which will explore careers in space in order to inspire young people to follow in Tim’s footsteps.

Cllr Gillian Keegan, cabinet member for commercial services at Chichester District Council believes that the exhibition will be a attraction for the city.