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28 November 2020 02:41

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Tim Peake recalls moment he thought he saw UFOs in space

Astronaut Tim Peake has recalled the moment he thought he saw UFOs while in space, dubbing the moment 'perplexing'. Speaking about the heart-stopping spot, Major Peake revealed this potential UFO wasn't alien life but in fact droplets of 'Russian urine' from a probe vehicle. Now recalling the potential UFO sighting, Major Peake, who spent six months in space, told The Graham Norton Show: 'Space is very black and one day I was looking out and there were three lights moving in formation and then there was a fourth. He went on: 'What was happening was liquid leaking out of a Russian probe vehicle, crystallising instantly and reflecting the light. The astronaut, who has released his autobiography Limitless, appeared on the programme alongside Take That star Gary Barlow, Great British Bake Off's Nadiya Hussain, comedian Richard Osman and all-round legend Mariah Carey – who joined from the US virtually.

Speaking about his book, Major Peake said it depicted 'the journey from young boy to astronaut', adding: 'I feel a bit of a fraud because as a boy I had no ambitions at all of wanting to be an astronaut – I was obsessed with being a pilot.' Asked by Barlow if he was scared going into space, the real like Starman said: 'There is always a thought at the back of my mind that I am rolling the dice, but the overriding feeling is of adrenalin-fuelled excitement. Tim Peake has revealed he thought he saw a UFO in space before he realised that what he was actually seeing were droplets of urine Speaking on the Graham Norton Show on Friday night he recalled: 'I saw three lights moving in formation and then there was a fourth. 'We were perplexed, until we realised that what we thought were the far away lights of alien spaceships were actually very close small droplets. 'What was happening was liquid leaking out of a Russian probe vehicle, crystallising instantly and reflecting the light. The astronaut, 48, said he had seen lights 'moving in formation' during his 186 day trip to space in 2015 before being told it was really liquid leaking from a Russian probe vehicle Major Peake became the first official British astronaut to join the International Space Station and during his mission he earned a Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon in orbit During the show Take That's Gary asked Peake if he was scared going into space to which he replied: 'There is always a thought at the back of my mind that I am rolling the dice, but the overriding feeling is of adrenalin-fuelled excitement.

It comes after Peake said last month that he hopes to embark on a second mission to space and become the first British person to set foot on the moon. Astronaut Tim Peake has told how he thought he had seen UFOs while in space, only to discover it was in fact droplets of liquid leaking out of a Russian probe vehicle. Major Peake became the first official British astronaut to join the International Space Station crew in 2015, and during his mission he earned a Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon in orbit. Major Peake, who spent six months in space, told The Graham Norton Show: "Space is very black and one day I was looking out and there were three lights moving in formation and then there was a fourth. Tim Peake recalled a moment in space when he thought he had seen a UFO (Matt Crossick/PA) "We were perplexed, until we realised that what we thought were the far away lights of alien spaceships were actually very close small droplets.

The astronaut, who has released his autobiography Limitless, appeared on the programme alongside Gary Barlow, Nadiya Hussain, Richard Osman and Mariah Carey – who joined from the US virtually. Major Peake said Limitless is "really the journey from young boy to astronaut", adding: "I feel a bit of a fraud because as a boy I had no ambitions at all of wanting to be an astronaut – I was obsessed with being a pilot." Asked by Take That star Barlow if he was scared going into space, Major Peake said: "There is always a thought at the back of my mind that I am rolling the dice, but the overriding feeling is of adrenalin-fuelled excitement. ASTRONAUT Tim Peake has revealed how he thought he saw UFOs while in space, only to realise it was drops of urine leaking from a Russian craft. Major Peake became the first official Brit to join the International Space Station crew in 2015, and on his mission earned a Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon in orbit. Tim, who spent six months in space, told The Graham Norton Show: 'Space is very black and one day I was looking out and there were three lights moving in formation and then there was a fourth.

'We were perplexed, until we realised that what we thought were the far-away lights of alien spaceships were actually very close small droplets. 'What was happening was liquid leaking out of a Russian probe vehicle, crystallising instantly and reflecting the light. He said it was 'really the journey from young boy to astronaut', adding: 'I feel a bit of a fraud because as a boy I had no ambitions at all of wanting to be an astronaut — I was obsessed with being a pilot.' Asked if he was scared going into space, he said: 'There is always a thought at the back of my mind that I am rolling the dice, but the overriding feeling is of adrenaline-fuelled excitement. British astronaut Tim Peake has recalled the moment he thought he saw a UFO in space during his time aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Major Peake became the first British astronaut to join the ISS when he spent six months aboard the orbiting laboratory in 2015.

During his time onboard, Major Peake said he once saw "three lights moving in formation", before they were joined by a fourth. "We were perplexed, until we realised that what we thought were the far away lights of alien spaceships were actually very close small droplets," Major Peake told The Graham Norton Show. "What was happening was liquid leaking out of a Russian probe vehicle, crystallising instantly and reflecting the light. "There is always a thought at the back of my mind that I am rolling the dice, but the overriding feeling is of adrenalin-fuelled excitement," he said.