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Tim Peake's Spacecraft

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

17 Jan 2018 - 08 Mar 2018
Free entry
Space Descent VR: £6
Adults, Families
Events, Exhibitions

On 15 December 2015, Major Tim Peake embarked on the Principia mission to the International Space Station, where he spent six months orbiting Earth. You can come face-to-face with the historic piece of engineering that transported him safely back to Earth, thanks to the Science Museum Group's partnership with Samsung.

During the Principia mission, Tim Peake conducted experiments, walked in space and even ran a marathon. On 18 June 2016 he returned to Earth in the Soyuz TMA-19M descent module, which is on display at the National Railway Museum, York, until 8 March 2018. Join us for our Spacecraft Talk to discover more about the capsule and its incredible journey.

Ages 13+ can also enjoy 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 as you retrace Tim’s 400km journey back to Earth from the ISS. Find out more and book your ticket on our dedicated VR page.

Imagine your own space adventure in a special edition of Imagination Station, taking place daily in Station Hall. At weekends you can also enjoy our live science shows. Join us for an out-of-this-world half-term adventure, 10-18 February. Explore space-age engineering with our hands-on activities all week long. 

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

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