Tim Peake: I feared main parachute had failed when we fell to Earth

British astronaut relives fretful moment of re-entry journey from ISS as he calls on UK to support human spaceflight

Tim Peake has spoken of the fleeting moment when he feared his spacecraft’s main parachute had failed to open as he plummeted back to Earth.

Crammed into the tiny Soyuz capsule with two crewmates from the International Space Station, Peake watched the clock tick past the time when the main parachute was meant to deploy with a reassuring tug.

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Source:  https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/jun/21/tim-peake-i-feared-main-parachute-had-failed-when-we-fell-to-earth-iss

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