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London Science School pupils meet Britain’s first astronaut Tim Peake

PUBLISHED: 19:00 03 October 2018

Tim Peake with East London Science School pupils at New Scientist Live in the Royal Docks. Picture: ELSS

Tim Peake with East London Science School pupils at New Scientist Live in the Royal Docks. Picture: ELSS

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Pupils from a school in Bow met Britain’s first astronaut Tim Peake.

Pupils demonstrated their robotic elephant, and showed the astronaut how to make ice cream using liquid nitrogen. Picture: ELSSPupils demonstrated their robotic elephant, and showed the astronaut how to make ice cream using liquid nitrogen. Picture: ELSS

Students at East London Science School were running a stall at New Scientist Live, a science exhibit at the ExCeL arena in the Royal Docks, when they were approached by the astronaut.

They demonstrated their remote-control robotic elephant and showed him how to make ice cream using liquid nitrogen.

Time Peake spent 186 days on the International Space Station in 2016, and was the first British European Space Agency astronaut to do so. During his mission, he drove a rover on a simulated surface of Mars and conducted a space walk to repair the station’s power supply.

Monika Patel, head of physics at the school, said: “Tim Peake is a real inspiration to to our pupils, and others across Britain, so it was fantastic that he came to watch our demonstrations and talk with pupils.”

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