Trusted Reviews may earn an affiliate commission when you purchase through links on our site. Learn More

Tim Peake launch: Live photos of UK astronaut heading into space

Space, the final frontier – currently being traversed by a star-gazing Briton.

UK astronaut Tim Peake has just been blasted off into space, destined for the International Space Station.

Peake departed from Kazakhstan at 11:00, aboard the Soyuz space capsule.

Major Peake, a 43-year-old former British Army Air Corps officer, is also joined by Russian Yuri Malenchenko and American Tim Kopra.

Here are some of the best launch shots, courtesy of Twitter: 676708083469443072 676714394101940224 676707529200660481 676710867967344640 676717919783415808 676718936491032577

Related: Ultimate Star Wars Quiz 676720495056801792 676719797128847360 676720312369610752 676720634697674752 676724866863792128

Did you watch the Tim Peake launch live? Let us know in the comments.

Unlike other sites, we thoroughly review everything we recommend, using industry standard tests to evaluate products. We’ll always tell you what we find. We may get a commission if you buy via our price links. Tell us what you think – email the Editor