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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.

Presented by Samsung and SMG

On 18 June 2016, 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 from 22 November until 15 January.

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.

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Don’t miss…

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


Soyuz TMA-19M was acquired by the Science Museum Group in December 2016.