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”.
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.