Tim Peake tweets from ISS

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Astronaut Tim Peake has told of his thrilling ride to the International Space Station in his first tweet since going into orbit.

Tim, from Westbourne near Emsworth, told followers: ‘Hi from #ISS!

‘What an incredible ride to space yesterday-Soyuz felt so smooth & powerful.’

And he praised to his crewmate, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko, saying: ‘Yuri did outstanding job getting us safely docked.’