When asked whether he preferred space of Earth he said that everyone who has been to space talks about the spiritual aspect of being up there and looking down at our planet. He said it made him realises there is something more to it all. I would love to have the chance to explore this more with him.
Secondly a small boy of nine told Tim that his headteacher thought he was silly wanting to be astronaut and to think about a more sensible ambition. Naturally Tim told him the headteacher was wrong to decry the boy's ambition and stated categorically that everyone can achieve anything they want of they try hard enough and apply themselves. Sometimes luck helps too but if you don't give it a go it will never happen.
I wish I had been given the opportunity to talk to inspirational people like Tim when I was a kid. I am sure I would never had got involved with booze at such a young age. I am just lucky that I have not left things too late to launch new initiatives and ideas. Or at least I have woken up in time to change my life to something meaningful and worthwhile.