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Tim Peake "I'd Go Back Into Space In A Heartbeat"

British astronaut Tim Peake has given his first press conference after spending six months in space.  The former Army Air Corps pilot...

British astronaut Tim Peake has given his first press conference after spending six months in space. 
 
The former Army Air Corps pilot received a standing ovation from the world’s media and said he was feeling fantastic.
 
Tim Peake returned to earth on the Soyuz TMA-19M, a Russian spacecraft launched in December, 2015 as part of Expedition 46 to the International Space Station.
 
Other crewmembers were Timothy Kopra and Scott Kelly, both American, and Mikhail Korniyenko, Sergey Volkov, and Yuri Malenchenko, all Russian.
 
Peake returned to earth aboard the Soyuz TMA-19M on June 18th, and was able to stand without support in public for the first time since his return.
 
Despite struggling with the effects of his return to gravity, he said he'd do it all again.
 
"I would do it again in a heartbeat, and I can say that happily because I've already spoken to my wife about it and she's extremely supportive."
 
But for the time being, he is prioritizing his role as a father and husband.