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British astronaut Tim Peake. Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
British astronaut Tim Peake. Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Chichester-born astronaut Tim Peake has embarked on his historic space flight today Tuesday (December 15), the first Briton to serve a mission on the International Space Station.

And we are keeping you up to date with a live blog.

Along with stories about the mission, we are including Tweets and Facebook posts from the man himself, along with information about his role, plus videos and photos.

Docking is scheduled for six hours after launch 17.23 GMT.

The mission duration is more than 171 days.

To find out how Tim is preparing check out our live blog.

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