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Tim Peake set to soar into space once more

Business Secretary confirms that Tim Peake will make a second mission to the International Space Station.

Greg Clark, Business Secretary, has confirmed that a second mission will be undertaken by Tim Peake to the international space station to continue work on scientific research and broadening our understanding of space.

Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson said:

“The UK space sector is responsible for ground breaking, innovative developments and technologies used to solve some of the most pressing global challenges of our time. Our space technology and expertise in analysing satellite data is world leading, and through the International Partnership Programme we are supporting countries around the world while helping UK businesses to thrive.

Meanwhile, our strong collaboration with the European Space Agency will continue, backed by £300 million per year to ensure the UK remains a core part of the European space programme.”

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