Tim Peake is the first British ESA astronaut. He left Earth on 15th December 2015 to begin a six month long mission aboard the International Space Station.
His time in space has been watched by millions and he is inspiring a new generation of explorers, adventurers and questioners.
Goodnight Spaceman is the sixth book in Michelle Robinson and Nick East’s beloved series.
Here, he introduces the children's book with a letter from outer space.
We are all astronauts, young and old, zooming around the Solar System on our very own spaceship: planet Earth.
When I look up at the stars, I see the future – filled with further space exploration and new scientific discoveries. I see my two young sons looking up at those same stars, and I remember experiencing the early feelings of wonder and excitement that I now see on their faces.
Goodnight Spaceman is a delightful book that tells the story of two children, just like my sons, who dream of joining their dad on his adventures in space. I hope it may inspire a new generation of boys and girls to look up at the stars and not just ask questions but to go and seek answers of their own.