First British astronaut to go to the International Space Station (ISS) Tim Peake recorded a special video for the queen thanking her for her message of goodwill.

“I’m truly honoured to have received your Majesty’s message, inspired by its wording, and humbled to be able to represent the UK and Europe on board the ISS. I can tell you it’s incredible to look at the British Isles for the first time from space” He said during the one-minute video.

He continued saying he hoped that the next six months would demonstrate to everyone across the UK and Europe how international collaboration and brave endeavour could change the world for the better.

Tim Peake training his spacewalk. Photo: ESA/Robert Markowitz
Tim Peake training his spacewalk. Photo: ESA/Robert Markowitz

This is not the first time Peake sents a message to earth. On Christmas Eve, the austronant called a lady by mistake. He wrote on a tweet that he would like to apologize to the lady he had just called by mistake saying ‘Hello, is this planet Earth?’. He claimed it was not a prank call, it just was a wrong number.

Astronauts have been recording videos to greet their families, friends, royalty and overall, all people on Earth wishing them the best for the upcoming year. 3 of the 6 austronats have recorded a special New Year’s video released on December 28th by NASA. Peake participated in this message as well: “I’d like to wish everyone down on our beautiful planet Earth a very happy New Year, and a fantastic 2016,” he said.

NASA astronauts Tim Kopra and Scott Kelly also participated on the video. Kopra said they would like to say they were privileged to serve on board the International Space Station, and how grateful they were for all the teams on the ground that supported their flying in space, and the science on board.

Source: The Telegraph UK