This NASA image obtained January 12, 2016 shows European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Tim Peake (@astro_timpeake) as he shares this photo taken aboard the International Space Station on January 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO/NASA/HANDOUT
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Astronaut Tim Peake Friday became the first Briton to walk in space, undertaking a tricky mission to replace an electrical unit while under cover of darkness.Peake and U.S. colleague Tim Kopra switched their spacesuits on to battery power at 7:48 am (1248 GMT), marking the official start of the floating debut for Peake, who is also the first British astronaut to fly to the orbiting International Space Station.The ISS circles the Earth every 90 minutes, and spends 31 of those minutes in the dark.
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