LOOK UP: See Tim Peake’s rocket approach the International Space Station over Nottinghamshire skies

British astronaut Tim Peake, member of the main crew of the expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), gestures prior the launch of Soyuz TMA-19M space ship at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015. Peake, the first Briton to represent the European Space Agency aboard the International Space Station, will be away from the planet for six months but looks forward to Earthly pleasures like seeing the new Star Wars movie and having a Christmas pudding. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

British astronaut Tim Peake, member of the main crew of the expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), gestures prior the launch of Soyuz TMA-19M space ship at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015. Peake, the first Briton to represent the European Space Agency aboard the International Space Station, will be away from the planet for six months but looks forward to Earthly pleasures like seeing the new Star Wars movie and having a Christmas pudding. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

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UK astronaut Tim Peake is on his landmark flight to the International Space Station (ISS), and you should be able to see his approach over Nottinghamshire skies.

Weather permitting the International Space Station,is due to fly over the UK, West to East, at 5:15pm this afternoon, with the rocket due to dock at around 7pm.

Stargazers hoping to get pictures and video of the event are being told to look for two bright fast moving star one following the other.

The ex-helicopter pilot - with American Tim Kopra and Russian Yuri Malenchenko - launched on a Russian Soyuz rocket at Baikonur Cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan at 11:03am (GMT).

Send us you pictures and videos of the Space Station to danielle.hayden@jpress.co.uk