In June 2016, after six months orbiting the Earth on the International Space Station conducting experiments, walking in space and even running a marathon, Tim Peake returned to Earth in the Soyuz TMA-19M descent module.
Now, this historic spacecraft is inspiring a generation of people all over the country as Samsung and the Science Museum Group present The National Tour of Tim Peake’s Spacecraft.
Launched during the UK-Russia Year of Science and Education, the tour celebrates the truly global effort behind space exploration today.
Joining the tour from Manchester onwards is Tim Peake’s Sokol KV-2 emergency spacesuit, acquired for the nation by the Science Museum Group.
As Soyuz TMA-19M: Tim Peake’s Spacecraft makes its way across the UK, selected schools will be offered new opportunities to learn about the science of space with the Science Museum Group’s internationally-acclaimed Learning and Outreach team.
Space Descent VR with Tim Peake
This exhilarating 360° 3D state-of-the-art virtual reality experience is made possible with support from Samsung and the generous co-operation of Tim Peake and the European Space Agency. Using the Samsung Gear VR and the very latest in VR technology, it enables visitors to experience what it feels like to sit inside the Soyuz’s descent module as it makes its dangerous high-speed journey back to earth.
Tim Peake’s Spacecraft visits Peterborough Cathedral
Tim Peake’s spacecraft is visiting eight locations across the UK over two years, giving hundreds of thousands the chance to see this iconic object up close. Seven venues across the UK were announced in September 2017, with one space to be decided through a competition.
We are pleased to announce our final host, Peterborough Cathedral, which will display the spacecraft, spacesuit and Space Descent VR between 11 August and 5 November 2018.
- National Science and Media Museum—Bradford
27 September – 19 November 2017
- Locomotion—Shildon, County Durham
22 November 2017 – 15 January 2018
- National Railway Museum—York
17 January – 8 March 2018
- Science and Industry Museum—Manchester
10 March – 13 May 2018
- National Museum of Scotland—Edinburgh
17 May – 4 August 2018
- Peterborough Cathedral
11 August – 5 November 2018
- National Museum Wales—Cardiff
Mid-November 2018 – January 2019
- National Museums Northern Ireland: Ulster Museum—Belfast
Mid-February – mid-May 2019
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