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Tim Peake's Spacecraft

Tim Peake's historic capsule lands January 2018, 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

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On 15 December 2015, Major Tim Peake embarked on the Principia mission to the International Space Station, where he spent six months orbiting Earth. From January 2018 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 will be on display at the National Railway Museum, York, from 17 January 2018.

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.

Book your tickets for the experience to avoid disappointment.

Additional activities for the whole family will also be available on weekends and during February half term.

Being first is great; Tim Peake was the first man to run a marathon from space, his first meal was a bacon sandwich and Soyuz TMA-19M is the first flown, manned spacecraft in the UK’s national space technology collection. Sign up to our newsletters to be the first to find out more about this exciting exhibit.

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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