British astronaut Tim Peake captures a sparkling United Kingdom on camera as the International Space Station (ISS) flies over the English Channel. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (no reporter narration) STORY: A video shot from space on Wednesday (February 17) shows dramatic images of the United Kingdom at night time. The footage, shot by British astronaut Tim Peake and first shared on his Twitter account, shows the glowing lights of the U.K. as the International Space Station (ISS) passes overhead. The ISS was flying west to east over the English Channel towards Northern Europe and Russia at the time, according to the European Space Agency (ESA). Peake, 43, a former army major, blasted off to the station as part of a six-month mission for the European Space Agency in December 2015, becoming the first Briton in space since Helen Sharman travelled on a Soviet spacecraft for eight days in 1991, and the first to do so under a British flag.