Yesterday the a UK was gripped by space walk fever. Tim our ever smiling and unflappable very British astronaut was the first person ever to emerge from the hatch of the ISS wearing a Union Jack on their sleeve. It was so great to see that Britain has finally been represented in space. Prior to Tim British born people have had to make their journeys as commercial astronauts or under other national flags due to the lack of funding from successive British governments. Tim’s selection and training started as early as 2009. Although the British government only started their investment in the ISS in 2011.
Long may space fever continue in the UK and I hope that Tim’s spacewalk isn’t the last time we see that Union Jack on an astronaut floating in space. Well done Tim watching you work while you walked was amazing.