Royal Mail is marking the safe return of Sussex astronaut Tim Peake with a very special postmark.
Tim Peake landed today (June 18) after working aboard the International Space Station on his Principia mission for 186 days.
Royal Mail’s postmark will be applied to millions of items of mail nationwide from Monday, June 20 to Friday, June 24. It will say ‘Welcome home Tim Peake’.
A Royal Mail spokesperson, said: “As the first British European Space Agency astronaut to visit the Space Station, we wanted to mark Tim’s historic return to earth with a very special postmark.
“The whole country has been captivated by Tim Peake’s incredible time on the International Space Station.
“His regular updates, tweets and images have given everyone the opportunity to see the incredible sights that are swirling about our heads.”
He safely docked at the station on December 15, 2015 and is the first British European Space Agency astronaut to visit the space station.
During his time in space, Tim has been trialling new technologies and carrying out scientific experiments that cannot be done anywhere on Earth.
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