BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker will struggle to become the next Major Tim Peake after he failed the most basic of space exploration tasks … launching a rocket.
Dan and co-presenter Louise Minchin ventured outside the studio on Monday morning’s show as they both attempted to launch their own home-made rockets.
Hope you're all ok. Plenty to get through today on @BBCBreakfast. We shall be launching rockets later too 🚀@BBCLearning #TerrificScientific pic.twitter.com/mFd85Y9uDk— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) February 6, 2017
While Louise’s effort was pretty good, Dan’s was, in his own words, “pathetic”.
Pathetic. Truly pathetic 🚀😬 https://t.co/FthXaqSk08— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) February 6, 2017
In anticipation of being roasted by viewers, the presenter got in ahead of them and made fun of his own woeful effort.
Just laughed out loud on a packed train. People are looking at me strangely now ...— JaneV (@mulberryjane) February 6, 2017
And have a look at Louise’s fantastic launch.
The launch was part of the BBC’s Terrific Scientific campaign for primary schools.