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Tim Peake's Spacecraft

Tim Peake's historic capsule lands in November, along with a space-age virtual reality experience narrated by the astronaut himself.

22 Nov 2017 - 15 Jan 2018
Free entry
Space Descent VR: £5
Adults, Families
Events, Exhibitions
Collection Building

On 18 June 2016, Major Tim Peake returned to Earth in the Soyuz TMA-19M descent module after six months on board the International Space Station, where he conducted experiments, walked in space and even ran a marathon. The Science Museum Group and Samsung have joined forces to bring this historic piece of engineering to Locomotion, Shildon, from 22 November.

Ages 13+ can also retrace Tim’s 400km journey back to Earth from the ISS in Space Descent VR, an out-of-this-world virtual reality experience narrated by Tim Peake himself. Use Samsung Gear VR to enjoy a 360⁰ look inside the Soyuz capsule and experience the thrill of being an astronaut. Please note spaces are limited and restrictions may apply. Tickets are not pre-bookable and must be requested on the day of your visit.

Watch this space for details on even more fun activities.

Did you know...

  • Tim Peake was the first man to run a marathon from space
  • His first meal was a bacon sandwich
  • Soyuz TMA-19M is the first flown, manned spacecraft in the UK’s national space technology collection

Space Descent VR accessibility information

This experience will not be suitable for you if you suffer from any of the following conditions:

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart problems
  • Balance impairment or being prone to motion sickness
  • Seizures
  • Vertigo

Please speak to a member of staff if you have any questions about the above.

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Find out more about the National Tour of Tim Peake’s Spacecraft here

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