Screen Shot 2015-12-15 at 11.58.26 AMWhile some may argue that there were other Brits who went up into space before, they were not part of any official British mission. They were either private citizens or dual citizens who went to space using NASA funding.

Nevertheless, the internet is clearly very excited as our NetBase social listening center shows, Tim is enjoying a rare combination of 100% positive sentiment, Passion Intensity Index of 100 (the highest possible) and a nosebleed spike in mentions.

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#GoodLuckTim! We are very proud of you and wish you a great time 400 km above Earth!Screen Shot 2015-12-15 at 11.59.35 AM

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