British astronaut Tim Peake takes control of robot rover from space


Tim Peake is set to control a robot rover while orbiting the Earth from space in a pioneering experiment.

The British astronaut will remotely navigate the explorer through a simulated Martian landscape from the International Space Station today.

The experiment, part of the ExoMars project, will take place in a hangar at Airbus Defence and Space in Stevenage.

Major Peake tweeted yesterday: "Looking forward to giving rover Bridget in Stevenage, UK, a test-drive from space."