Peake first Briton to walk in space

CAPE CANAVERAL: Tim Peake became the first astronaut representing Britain to walk in space when he left the International Space Station on Friday to fix a power station problem. Peake and a NASA crewmate were scheduled to spend more than six hours outside the station, a $100 billion research laboratory that flies about 400 km above Earth. “A proud moment,” said Peake, as he floated outside the airlock on a mission that included preparing the outpost for new commercial space taxis. — Reuters