Rocket Science and Tim Peake
As you probably already know, British European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Tim Peake will fly to the International Space Station (ISS) tomorrow for his six-month Principia mission.
Tim is launching at 11:02am tomorrow on a Soyuz spacecraft from Baikonur, Kazakhstan which was rolled out onto the launch pad yesterday (watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpV2CU3QFb4). Tim and the crew are due to rendezvous with the ISS at 5:23pm before climbing on-board to their new home at 7pm.
You can watch Tim's launch on a very special episode of Stargazing Live tomorrow at 10:30am on BBC One. There will then be a second evening Stargazing Live programme at 7pm on BBC Two showing Tim's arrival on the ISS.
Tim is an inspirational role model for young people across the UK and is dedicated to encouraging children to engage with STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects. It is because of this, that the RHS partnered with the UK Space Agency to launch Rocket Science. The Dassett children, through the Gardening Club are one of the lucky groups of Rocket Seed Scientists and are so excited about being involved with this experiment.
If you're on Twitter, keep in touch with the RHS and involved in the launch by using #RocketScience and #Principia. You can also tweet Tim Peake himself using @astro_timpeake.
Good Luck Tim!