New Delhi: British astronaut Tim Peake from the European Space Agency (ESA) descended to Earth yesterday, June 18th, after spending 6 months aboard the International Space Station.
Six months in zero gravity environment is not a short time at all and one would think that the first thing a person would want after half a year in space and a seven-hour journey back to Earth, would be some rest and relaxation.
However, when asked this question, Tim Peake had a surprising answer. He said he would love to sit with a slice of pizza and a cold beer! And this he said right after the soyuz spacecraft landed in Kazakhstan at 3:15pm local time (9:15 GMT).
About the seven-hour trip back to Earth, he said, “It was incredible, the best ride I have been on, ever. I just felt fantastic from start to finish,” as per the Times of India (TOI).
Peake was aboard the International Space Station with two other Expedition 47 crew members, NASA's Tim Kopra and Russian Roscosmos's Yuri Malenchenko.
TOI further quoted him saying that, “It's a life changing experience. To be up there for six months and see and experience everything from there was just truly incredible.”
Peake is a 44-year-old Army helicopter pilot and also the first Briton to visit the International Space Station.
The astronaut shared several enchanting images from space via miro-blogging site Twitter, which gave his followers a new insight into how things look from space.
In his last tweet before his descent, he tweeted an image of a beautiful sunrise and captioned it saying, “Time to put on some weight! What an incredible journey it has been- thank you for following & see you back on Earth.”
Time to put on some weight! What an incredible journey it has been– thank you for following & see you back on Earth! pic.twitter.com/ffAhPvsAFv
— Tim Peake (@astro_timpeake) June 17, 2016