Today, Astronaut Tim Peake made history by being the first Brit to board the International Space Station. Not only is he the first on the ISS but he is the first British astronaut in the last 20 years to go into space.

This is a huge day not only for the UK but also for space travel in general. After a six and a half hour flight in the Soyuz rocket and not without an intense moment when they had to do an unusual manual approach, Peake finally boarded the ISS with his fellow astronauts. He was warmly greeted by Scott Kelly who is currently half way through his year long stay on the International Space Station.

Peake will spend the next six months months aboard the ISS with Kelly and four other astronauts. Tim Kopra, Yuri Malenchenko, Mikhail Kornienko and Sergey Volkov.

We live in a time where a rocket carries a human into space to board a satellite that has been orbiting this pale, blue dot since 1998. What a time to be alive!