• Question: would you rather be in tim peaks position(his job) or your job?

    Asked by spongebob to Jon, Anne, Beth, COLFlight, Tom on 9 Oct 2015. This question was also asked by 812trn28, SpaldingHighSchool9S, Maya T, Dannie.H.
    • Photo: Jonathan Scott

      Jonathan Scott answered on 9 Oct 2015:

      Very good question – can I have both?

      Obviously it would be great to have Tim’s job, but I also really enjoy my job. As an astronaut, you only get to visit space a few times in your whole career and I think if I’d have been to space once, I’d just want to keep going back over and over again – I think I’d find it hard after my final mission to space had finished and I could not go anymore. In contrast, my current job will continue for another 30 years, so I will have many new exciting things to look forward to for a long time to come.

    • Photo: Beth Healey

      Beth Healey answered on 13 Oct 2015:

      I love my job but given the choice I would choose to be an astronaut like Tim!