On December 15, a Russian rocket blasted off from a base in Kazakhstan. It was carrying a Russian cosmonaut and a British and an American astronaut to the International Space Station (ISS). Tim Peake is the first British astronaut to work on a program at the space station. He is also the first astronaut from the European Space Agency’s training program. They will be conducting experiments during their stay.
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Photo of the International Space Station by NASA.