Tim Peake's images of Earth from space

17 November 2016

Hello, is this planet Earth? takes readers on a mesmerising tour of astronaut Tim Peake’s historic and inspirational six-month Principia mission.



Based on over 150 of Tim’s stunning photographs that he took on board the International Space Station, many of which have not been seen before, this book showcases the beauty of Earth from above, and is the perfect visual time capsule of Tim’s remarkable trip, which captured the imaginations of millions of children and adults across the world. 

During his mission, Tim conducted numerous ground-breaking science experiments and engaged the British public in ingenious ways. Tim became the first British astronaut to complete a spacewalk and the first person to run the London marathon in space.

He spoke to hundreds of thousands of school children back on Earth via events such as the Cosmic Classroom live from the ISS, engaging over 1 million children during the whole mission. He was also involved in other memorable events, such as presenting the BRIT Awards live from space in a dinner jacket. 24 million people watched Tim blast off and over 2 million fans continue to follow his updates across social media.

Hello, is this Planet Earth?

The book includes breath-taking aerial photos of cities illuminated at night, the northern lights and unforgettable vistas of oceans, mountains and deserts. The title of the book is inspired by Tim’s famous ‘wrong number’ dialed from space, when he accidentally misdialled a woman from the Space Station and inquired, ‘Hello, is this planet Earth?’ 

All proceeds received from the book will be donated to The Prince’s Trust. 

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