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Astronaut Tim Peake: ‘Coming home was a harsh transition. Gravity sucks!’ – The Guardian

Four years after leaving orbit, and with a second mission on the horizon, how is life on Earth for the first Briton to walk in space?

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When the astronaut Tim Peake was living aboard the International Space Station (ISS) back in 2016 he was the first Briton ever to do so he got into the habit of taking his toothbrush to the enormous observatory windows, so he could clean his teeth while enjoying a view of the planet that stretched 1,000 miles in every direction. He could see all of Europe at a glance. Whole oceans. As Peake writes in a new autobiography, out this month, he would be idly scrubbing his choppers and suddenly catch …

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