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.
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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
Date: 22 Nov 2017 - 15 Jan 2018
Price: Free entry; Space Descent VR: £5