Tim Peake has been given the Freedom of his home city for leaving it behind – to go into SPACE
Space hero Tim Peake has been given another gong – the Freedom of the home city. The Army officer-turned spaceman collected the honour following his seven-month trip to the International Space Station, which launched in December 2015. The 45-year-old was given the Freedom of the City of Chichester, where he was born and went to […]
Space hero Tim Peake has been given another gong – the Freedom of the home city.
The Army officer-turned spaceman collected the honour following his seven-month trip to the International Space Station, which launched in December 2015.
The 45-year-old was given the Freedom of the City of Chichester, where he was born and went to school.
He told a packed audience at the Chichester Festival Theatre that his upbringing in the city paved his pathway to space.
Peake, the first British European Space Agency astronaut, told the crowd: “I would like to say how pleased I am to be back in Chichester, in my home city and what a huge honour it is to receive the Freedom of Chichester award.
“Of course Chichester and the local area hold a very special place in my heart.
“It was decisions in those formative years that really shaped the rest of my life and ultimately led me into space.”
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