Tim Peake, British astronaut
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Astronaut Tim Peake 'saw job ad online'

13 January 2011 Last updated at 16:37 GMT

Tim Peake, the UK's first astronaut to have been selected by the European Space Agency (ESA), has explained how he saw his job advertised online.

He joined ESA in May 2009 following a year-long selection process, after learning ESA had an online application form.

He added that his chances of getting a mission on the International Space Station were good, as "ESA... has guaranteed seats every year from now until 2015" on the facility.