Peake welcomed back to London Heathrow

Peake welcomed back to London Heathrow

British ESA astronaut Tim Peake landed at Heathrow from Houston earlier for the first time in seven months following his six-month trip to the International Space Station.

To celebrate his safe landing back to earth and to welcome him home to the UK, Heathrow has today unveiled Tim as one of the iconic welcome posters which will be viewed by 75 million passengers a year.

Photographs of Tim with his arms outstretched in his distinctive blue overalls, will be showcased across all terminals.
Peake arrived into Terminal 2: The Queen’s Terminal.

His first public appearance in the UK is planned for tomorrow at the Farnborough Air Show.

The welcome images are spread across the terminals in a variety of locations from baggage re-claim to gates across all four airport terminals.

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There are over 60 posters in total across the airport.

John Holland-Kaye Heathrow chief executive said: “Heathrow is a great British asset that is recognised around the world and now from space too.

“We are honoured that astronaut Tim Peake has joined our line-up of iconic personalities that celebrate the diversity and colour that the United Kingdom has to offer.”