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Astronaut’s Space Hangover on Earth

British astronaut Tim Peake is having the worst hangover anybody can ever have. After spending 6 months in space, the astronaut reached Earth on Saturday along with his crewmates- American Nasa astronaut Colonel Tim Kopra and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko. They landed in Kazakhstan and are now at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany. Peake after his arrival said that he was experiencing dizziness and vertigo every time he moved his head. It will take a few days for him to learn to walk again and he will undergo 3 weeks of rehabilitation where he will maintain a strict exercise regime. It is common with astronauts who return from space to have a problem with their sense of balance. The space life will also shrink their heart and weaken their muscles and bones. But over time, with the influence of Earth’s gravity, they will be able to fully recover.

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About Tim Peake:
Timothy Nigel Peake (born 7 April 1972) is a former regular British Army Air Corps officer (now a Reservist) and a current European Space Agency astronaut and International Space Station (ISS) crew member.

He is the first British ESA astronaut, the second astronaut to bear a British flag patch (the first was Helen Sharman), the sixth person born in the United Kingdom to go on-board the International Space Station (the first was NASA astronaut Michael Foale in 2003) and the seventh UK-born person in space (the first was Helen Sharman, who visited Mir as part of Project Juno in 1991). He began the ESA’s intensive astronaut basic training course in September 2009 and graduated on 22 November 2010.

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