Posted: Tue 1st Mar 2016

Happy St David’s Day – Major Tim Peake tweets picture of Wales from the international space staion

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Mar 1st, 2016

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Deeside didn’t get a mention sadly but, that may have been more to do with time constraint and a notoriously dodgy 3G signal between Space and Wales. (pure speculation!) ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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