Goodnight Spaceman: A letter from astronaut Tim Peake

A look inside the new children's book by Michelle Robinson and Nick East, Goodnight Spaceman, with foreword by ESA astronaut Tim Peake

Tim Peake
Tim Peake in space © ESA/NASA

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.

Dear Reader,

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.

A look inside the book

goodnight spaceman

Goodnight shuttle.

        Goodnight base.

            Goodnight deepest, darkest space.

goodnight spaceman

Just imagine what we'll find

        when we leave our world behind.

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Come aboard and join the crew!

        We've got lots of work to do.

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Pull the lever,

    take it slow.

            Push the button . . .

                Off we go!

goodnight spaceman

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