Video: Tim Peake training for his space mission

ASTRONAUT Tim Peake has been making headlines this week as it was announced he was going on a six-month mission to the International Space Staion.

Tim, who was born in Chichester and raised in Westbourne, is being trained by the European Space Agency (ESA).

British Astronaut Tim Peake with Vince Cable and David Willetts PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo

British Astronaut Tim Peake with Vince Cable and David Willetts PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo

The agency has provided this video of Tim and his fellow recruits during their cave training.

For more on Tim’s amazing achievement, including reaction from his father, Nigel, pick up your copy of this week’s Observer, out today (Thursday, May 23).

Next week’s Observer will also include a special feature on Tim.