To the stars with Principia

British astronaut, Tim Peake, blasts off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan today, Tuesday 15th December, on his Principia Mission to the international space station (ISS).

In his scheduled 6-months on the ISS, Tim will be engaged in various outreach activities supported by the UK Space Agency (UKSA). In addition to their own activities, the UKSA has funded nine community-based organizations to help support the outreach potential from the Principia Mission, including the Astrobiology Society of Britain, whose current president is Dr Terry Kee of the School of Chemistry.