Astronaut Tim Peake to land at York Theatre Royal for Limitless talk as he launches autumn autobiography

Watch this space: British European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake to speak at York Theatre Royal in the week of his book launch

BRITISH astronaut Tim Peake will re-live his six-month mission to the International Space Station in his Limitless show at York Theatre Royal on October 11.

Touching down at 7.30pm, Major Peake will reveal what life in space is really like: the sights, the smells, the fear, the exhilaration and the deep and abiding wonder of the view from space. 

In addition, he will reflect on the surprising journey that took him there as he tells the story of his path to becoming the first Briton in space for nearly 20 years – and the first ever to complete a space-walk ­– in 2015.

Those tales will cover his time training in the British Army and as an Apache helicopter pilot and flight instructor deployed to Bosnia, Northern Ireland and Afghanistan.  

Major Peake also will discuss how it felt to be selected for the European Space Agency from more than 8,000 candidates and the six years of training that followed; learning Russian on the icy plains of Siberia, and coping with darkness and claustrophobia in the caves of Sardinia and under the oceans of the United States. 

In this intimate and inspirational conversation, the York audience will hear exclusive stories from Major Peake’s time in space on the International Space Station as he shares his passion for space and science, and the evening will conclude with the chance to ask questions in a Q&A session.

Major Tim Peake on a visit to the UK Schools Space Conference at the University of York in November 2016

The Limitless: In Conversation with Astronaut Tim Peake event takes its title from his upcoming autobiography, Limitless, to be published by Century on October 15.

Every ticket for this Penguin Live show – one of only five on the autumn tour – includes a signed copy of the former barman’s £20 memoir; box office, 01904 623568 or at

Major Peake is due to address children from more than 100 schools in a flying visit to the UK Schools Space Conference on Friday, March 20 at the University of York’s department of physics, where children will present work linking the space industry and education.

Major Peake will share his experiences in space, most notably the Principia mission that involved a spacewalk to repair the International Space Station’s power supply with NASA astronaut Tim Kopra; driving across a simulated Mars terrain from space; helping to dock two spacecraft and orbiting Earth almost 3,000 times.

Major Peake attended the schools space conference at the university previously in November 2016 and gave a public lecture there on the highs and lows of life aboard the International Space Station in September 2017.

The Soyuz TMA-19M descent module, the capsule that transported Major Peake safely back to Earth, went on display at the National Railway Museum, York, in January 2018, complemented by a space-age virtual reality experience narrated by the astronaut himself.