Britain got its very own spaceman on Monday as it was announced Tim Peake is to don a spacesuit and spend five months aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
Peake's predecessor, Chris Hadfield, set new standards in the public image of astronauts as he tweeted stunning images from the ISS and even covered a David Bowie song.
So how will Peake compare?
Obviously his earthbound tweets can't compare to Hadfield's galactic offering but we can certainly get a flavour of what to expect...
(click on the links to see pictures)