Count down to British ESA astronaut Tim Peake's launch to the International Space Station, live on the BBC.

And following launch, Professor Brian Cox and Dara O Brien present live coverage of his arrival on the International Space Station, exploring everything from what it will be like for Tim during his first night on the ISS to linking up with Kazakhstan to hear Tim’s first phone call home.

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As British European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake’s Principia Mission launches into space, find out more about our new reading project – One Giant Readhere.

Created in partnership with the RNIB and the UK Space Agency, and supported by Gollancz, The Poetry Archive and the Plymouth Literature Project at Plymouth University, the project offers easy to access reading materials and content themed to the Principia Mission and Tim Peake’s stay on the International Space Station.