Reaching for the stars became a reality for a Bierton youngster who won the chance to ask astronaut Tim Peake about life on the International Space Station.
Millie Brindle, 10, took part in the Cosmic Classroom event on Tuesday, in which pupils from schools around the country and globally, hooked up with the space station to learn more.
And the once-in-a-lifetime experience proved very entertaining for Millie and her Bierton C of E Combined school colleagues, who all packed into the hall for an afternoon with the astronaut.
Tim demonstrated how he defies gravity in space, spoke about his recent space walk and even showed how pouring water in the craft thousands of miles above the earth creates a bubble, which can then be bounced about – much to the joy of the assembled pupils.
Throughout the broadcast pupils from 11 UK schools were allowed to ask their questions to the British astronaut.
Millie’s question ‘How do astronauts communicate with each other in space when they speak different languages?’ was saved for later on in proceedings.
Assistant headteacher Hannah Brunning, said: “We received a phone call last week saying that Millie’s question had been picked. We were over the moon and screamed the school down with excitement.”
Tim had a special message for all the pupils. He said: “Thanks for all your support, continue to have fun and remember to do what you really enjoy doing.”