The Duke of York, President of The Royal Aero Club, attended The Royal Aero Club Awards in London on 17 May, 2018.
HRH presented 50 Awards including the FAI Yuri Gagarin Gold Medal and Royal Aero Club Gold Medal (2016) to Major Tim Peak.
Major Tim Peak is a British European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut and test pilot who returned to Earth on 18 June 2016 as a member of the crew of International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 46/47 aboard the spacecraft Soyuz TMA-19M. During his 185 day mission he conducted nearly 200 experiments on behalf of researchers around the world and became the first UK-government supported astronaut to fly to the ISS. Major Tim Peak succeed in his pre-flight goal; to try his experimental and maintenance schedules to contribute to school level education in STEM subjects.
The Royal Aero Club is the national co-ordinating body for Air Sport in the United Kingdom. The organisation co-ordinates, promotes and protects all forms of recreational and competitive air sport in the UK, and represents UK air sport internationally.
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