Tim Peake to become first UK astronaut
"I'm absolutely delighted by the decision," Peake told reporters at a press conference in London on Monday. "It really is a tremendous privilege to be assigned to a long-duration mission to the ISS."
For the next two and a half years, Peake, 41, will train as a flight engineer for the six-month mission during which he will carry out scientific experiments and be eligible for spacewalks.
Voice of Russia,