×

Warning

JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with ID: 67

Calne schoolgirl photobombed by British astronaut, Tim Peake, at Air Tattoo Featured

Written by 
Published in Malmesbury Newspapers
Monday, 22 July 2019 00:03
Rate this item
(0 votes)

A CALNE schoolgirl got a huge surprise at Royal International Air Tattoo when she was photobombed by astronaut Tim Peake.

Laura Paddon, 11, was imagining what it is like to be an astronaut at the event at RAF Fairford when the British spaceman joined in for a photo.

The Derry Hill Primary School pupil was all smiles as she posed next to Tim.

The astronaut was there to inspire the next generation, as he took part in a Q&A session, hosted by Carol Vorderman.

Over 300 people attended and heard him promote Sceince, Technology, Engineering and Maths and explain their importance.

An Air Tattoo spokesman said: "We were absolutely delighted that Tim could join us at the Air Tattoo. It was only made more significant by falling around the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing which tied in perfectly with our Air & Space theme.

"It was wonderful to see so many excited children looking up in awe at him and I'm sure that all those who met him and heard him speak were left inspired."

The Royal International Air Tattoo took place from July 19-21, showing off 245 aircraft in flypasts and displays.

Read this article on the Gazette and Herald here...

Read 656 times

Leave a comment

Please ensure that any comments you make are factually correct, friendly and not attacking individuals. We reserve the right to remove comments without notice.

Events Calendar

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30

Accommodation banner

Shopping Banner

Keep Malmesbury Tidy banner

Malmesbury Timeline banner

Contact

Malmesbury.com
c/o Mindvision Media Ltd
41 high Street
Malmesbury
Wilts SN16 9ZZ

Tel: 01666 826 226
Email: info@mindvision.co.uk

Our Sponsors

mindvision media logo white