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British astronaut swaps family Christmas for space mission

BAIKONUR (AFP) – Astronaut Timothy Peake, set to become the first Briton to travel to the International Space Station, said on the eve of his departure that he would look down on Earth at Christmas time and think of his family — hopefully while tucking into some Christmas pudding himself.The former army major — a European Space Agency flight engineer — is blasting off from Baikonur in Kazakstan on Tuesday with two American and Russian colleagues for a 171-day mission at the orbiting research outpost. Weve been so busy focusing on this mission I forgot that Christmas is just a …read more

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