Tim Peake to Re-enter Campus Spaceship This Freshers

Major Tim Peake, one of the first British*, and 7th European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut to enter Space will visit University of York’s “Campus Spaceship”, Central Hall, on Day 2 of Freshers this year.

Major Peake launched to the International Space Station (ISS) in December 2015, returning in June 2016 after a successful six-month mission.His mission endeavoured to increase the accessibility of space and STEM subjects through constant updates, CBeebies specials.

Peake has announced he will return to the ISS for a second mission with the ESA.


Professor Brian Fulton said, “We are thrilled to welcome Tim to York”, the University of York’s Dean of Faculty for the Sciences added: His mission to the International Space Station has inspired children and adults alike and we are delighted that the public will be able to join us to hear first-hand about his experiences.”

Tim last visited University of York’s Campus as part of the UK Space Industry’s Schools Conferences, where tickets quickly sold out – He was “ extremely touched by the support of the British public”. This public lecture comes as a result of a postponed public talk, on 26th September 2017.

The tickets were first launched for those attending the original event and then offered to the wider public.

Other upcoming university events include Professor Dame Elizabeth Anionwu’s open lecture for the Department of Health Sciences on Tuesday 3 October 2017, 6.15pm. The extraordinary health professional is campaigned for improved sickle cell services within the NHS and for a statue of Mary Seacole.

Full details for the Tim Peak Event are available on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tim-peake-at-york-tickets-28496687359

Full details for Professor Dame Elizabeth Anionwu’s open lecture  are available from The University of York: https://www.york.ac.uk/healthsciences/news-and-events/events/2017/anionwu-lecture/

header image: Photo © Rosalind Mitchell (cc-by-sa/2.0); NASA iss052e056122 (Aug. 21, 2017), European Space Agency.

Update: This article originally credited Chris Hadfield’s performance of Space Oddity to Tim Peake, thanks to Adam Wilson for pointing out this was incorrect it has now been amended.

*Also Helen Sharman was the first British Astronaut

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