Tim Peake aims to rekindle excitement of Moon missions – BBC News

Media captionTim Peake: “I’ll has become a willing volunteer, also known as a human guinea pig”

British astronaut Tim Peake says he hopes his mission to the space station will generate an Apollo-like fervour.

Mr Peake told BBC News that he is going to the orbiting laboratory mainly to do science, but that his priority will be to share his experiences.

He believes his mission can inspire more young people to become interested in science and engineering.

Mr Peake’s six-month stint on the station begins in December when he leaves Earth on a Russian Soyuz rocket.

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