Star man Tim feeling Peakey ... and some out of this world stats

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Star man Tim Peake
After seeing stars for six months, Brit astronaut Tim Peake is suffering the 'world's worst hangover'.

The man who fell to earth now faces three weeks' rehab at European Astronaut Centre, where he today gives his first press conference since Saturday's landing.

Fresh-ish from the tiny Soyuz descent module, measuring just over 1.8 metres across, his Cologne debrief involves medical tests aplenty and strict exercise regime.

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Physical and psychological effects include hangover-like dizziness, fuzzy head and inability to walk for several days.

While our inter-steller hero recovers, here's a few out of this world facts to consider.

25 times the speed of sound: The velocity at which Major Peake plunged back to Earth as he made his descent from the ISS.

186: The number of days Tim spent on the Principia mission.

8,000: The number of applicants he beat to get into space, all of whom responded to a European Space Agency Internet ad asking ‘do you want to be an astronaut?’.

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Three hours, 35 minutes and 21 seconds: The time it took Tim to run the 2016 London Marathon’s 26.2 miles on a treadmill aboard International Space Station. This saw him become the first ever man to run a marathon in space.

8: When he headed skyward back in December, Tim became the eighth Briton to go into space.

1,672,203: The number of social media followers Tim has across Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and Instagram.

$150bn: The cost of the International Space Station. Travelling at an average speed of 17,100 mph, Tim called the ISS home for the past six months.

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2,500 degrees C: The temperature that surrounded Tim’s craft as he returned home, caused by dissociation of atmospheric molecules and ionisation of their atoms, which then engulfed the vehicle in ultra-hot plasma.

250: The number of experiments he carried out on mission, specialising in medical science, radiation physics and materials.

2006: The year in which Tim received a Bachelor of Science degree in flight dynamics and evaluation from University of Portsmouth.

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