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Tim Peake Gives Seven-Year-Old 'Out Of This World' Experience By Reading Bedtime Story From Space

'I think I might be an astronaut when I'm older.'

22/04/2016 16:33

Tim Peake read an excited seven-year-old a story from the International Space Station

Roraigh, from Adlington, won a competition run by 'Lost My Name', a company creating personalised story books for kids, to hear the British Astronaut read him a bedtime story.

"I think I might be an astronaut when I'm older," Roraigh said. "I'm probably going to remember it for a long time as it's such a big thing. I don't think I'm going to forget it.

"Every time I look up into space, I'm going to feel amazing."

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Tim Peake reading Roraigh's book from the International Space Station

'Lost My Name' partnered with a NASA-backed programme called Story Time From Space to create a "truly memorable experience". 

Roraigh's book 'The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home', which was read by Peake, was personalised with his own name to make it even more special. 

"I was quite surprised at first when I heard I won," Roraigh said. "I didn't really believe it, I thought it was some kind of trick. I was like 'Whaaat'!"

Roraigh's book was read by Peake back in December, but the video was only released on Monday 18 April. 

Asi Sharabi, Co Founder at Lost My Name said: "We like to go to extraordinary lengths to make magical storytimes and so we’re extremely honoured that Major Tim read 'The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home' from the International Space Station.

"Stories should delight and inspire children and create magical bonding moments for grown-ups and children."

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