The historic Soyuz capsule landed in November, along with a space-age virtual reality experience narrated by Tim Peake himself.
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. In 2017, the Science Museum Group and Samsung joined forces to bring this historic piece of engineering to Locomotion, Shildon.
Visitors aged 13+ could 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 the astronaut himself. Using Samsung Gear VR, visitors could enjoy a 360⁰ look inside the Soyuz capsule and experience the thrill of being an astronaut.
Find out more about the National Tour of Tim Peake’s Spacecraft here.
Did you know...
- 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