Tim's ambassador role helps highlight the work The Prince’s Trust does to help young people acquire STEM skills and particularly supporting girls wanting to get into science, technology, engineering and maths roles.

Whilst in space, he took on the Digital Virgin Money London Marathon challenge, running 26-miles on a treadmill to raise awareness of The Trust and has donated royalties from his books Hello, is this planet Earth? and Ask an Astronaut to The Trust. His third book The Astronaut Selection Test was released in October 2018 and will also help support our work across STEM-initiatives.

Hello, is this planet Earth? was a Sunday Times Number 1 Bestseller and the fastest-selling popular science book since records began.

Since returning to earth he has spent time with The Trust on a number of projects, including one supporting 600 young people develop STEM skills in Cardiff.