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5 Things I Learned By Hacking My Way Into Space

The incredible story of how Jon Spooner ended up with Tim Peake on the International Space Station. Or at least, a version of him did…

Mini Jon floating in microgravity in the Cupola module on the International Space Station, March 2016. Photo: Tim Peake

1) If you don’t ask, you don’t get.

Mini Jon with Tim in the Columbus module of the International Space Station, March 2016. Photo: Tim Peake

2) Be persistent. Never give up.

3) Always wear your spacesuit.

Jon with Tim in the Training Hall at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, February 2015. Photo: Will Duke

4) Work with artists.

5) You don’t need a space rocket, you need a Space Shed!

Jon at an UNSA event with the Space Shed.

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