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Special Project
From the 9th Annual Shorty Awards

Tim Peake

Finalist in STEM

About Tim Peake

British astronaut and scientist Tim Peake engaged the world from high above the stratosphere by posting his experiences on social media throughout his 6 month stay on the International Space Station this year. He conducted fun experiments, like “can you still get dizzy in space?” and posted them on Instagram and Twitter for his millions of fans. He also shot photos and timelapses of the Earth as seen from above, mesmerizing all those down below. After successfully completing his mission in space, Tim published Hello, is this planet Earth?, his first series of photographs, featuring some shots that he had previously posted on Instagram along with many never-before-seen photos.

Tim Peake's best work on social