Peake's uni talk will be out of this world

ASTRONAUT and University of Portsmouth alumnus Tim Peake will share his experiences in space at his alma mater next month.

Tuesday, 11th October 2016, 5:55 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 8:24 pm
Major Tim Peake

The first British European Space Agency astronaut on the International Space Station will return to the campus for the free talk on November 2.

Maj Peake, who studied flight dynamics and evaluation at the university, will be interviewed on stage by a cosmologist from the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation. He will also receive a honorary degree, following his graduation in 2006.

His post-flight tour appearance coincides with the UK Space Agency Schools Conference at the university, which celebrates the work of students inspired by Mr Peake’s Principia mission.

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Vice-chancellor at the university, Professor Graham Galbraith, said: ‘I feel very proud and excited to be hosting Tim in Portsmouth.

‘His remarkable journey to space has been inspirational for both children and adults and we’re thrilled he’ll be sharing his experiences with students, staff and members of the public.’

A limited number of tickets will be available via Eventbrite on Wednesday from 9am.