Astronaut Tim Peake Is Having A Pretty Terrible Monday

'It's like the world's worst hangover in terms of everything that is going on in your head'




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If you've woken up this morning feeling fairly jaded after a heavy weekend, spare a thought for British astronaut Tim Peake, who is currently having to acclimatise to being back on earth after spending the last six months aboard the International Space Station.

Speaking to ITV news Peake said: "You're excited to be back, but you can't fully enjoy the experience because, to be quite frank, you feel pretty terrible. 

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"It can only be described as something akin to the world's worst hangover in terms of the everything that is going on in your head."

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Peake was the first British astronaut to be sent the ISS by the European Space Agency, and although he's only been back on firm ground for a matter of days, he has admitted that he'll miss his time above the atmosphere.

"The view of Earth is the biggest thing, and it is probably the thing that has the biggest impact on you, so it is quite natural that is the thing you will miss the most," he said.

During his time on board Peake took part in more than 250 scientific experiments and ran the London marathon on a treadmill. 

It will take several days before Peake is able to walk and balance properly, and several weeks before he is back to full strength, having spent 186 days floating effortlessly.

He and his crew landed in Kazakstahn on Saturday after an hour long descent that saw their craft travel at a top speed of 17,398mph and their bodies were put through forces of up to 5g - five times more than the earth's typical gravity.