In December 2015, Tim Peake arrived on the International Space Station (ISS) and became the first British European Space Agency (ESA) Astronaut to take up residence there. Whilst there, in amongst many science and engineering activities, he will take part in research to understand how the body reacts to being in space for long periods of time. In partnership with Professor Larry Pinsky at the University of Houston, and in collaboration with NASA, the Institute for Research in Schools is able to release data from the Timepix detectors on board the ISS and give students and teachers the opportunity to take part in this research.

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