It was over dinner on Thursday night with team ‘Space Lectures’ Scott Kelly made an endearing tribute to his fellow astronaut Tim Peake, with whom he was stationed on the International Space Station during his historic 340-day mission.
“Tim Peake ranks in my top two astronauts the other being Tim Kopra” He spoke of how impressed he was when Peake suited up and prepared him and fellow astronaut Tim Kopra to go out into space shortly after Peake had arrived onboard the ISS. “It is a difficult job to do, not doing it right would mean we would die in space. He did a great job, he’s one of the best”
Have a great visit Scott – the UK will love hearing about your #YearInSpace on Fri/Sat https://t.co/Fsq93FwFVO https://t.co/mJ8em1x4ra
— Tim Peake (@astro_timpeake) October 6, 2016
At #UK airport. Big welcome from my friend & former crewmate @astro_timpeake returning the favor from #space! pic.twitter.com/dEoZeG1iwa
— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) October 5, 2016