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Tim Peake’s world-famous spacecraft lands at the National Science and Media Museum

Tim Peake’s world-famous spacecraft lands at the National Science and Media Museum

By Aaron Field

The spacecraft that took British astronaut Tim Peake to and from the International Space Station has landed at the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford, as part of The National Tour of Tim Peake’s Spacecraft and Space Descent VR - a partnership between the Science Museum Group and Samsung.

09.10.2017

Tim Peake’s world-famous spacecraft lands at the National Science and Media Museum

The world-famous Soyuz TMA-19M capsule has travelled outside London for the first time since it was acquired by the Science Museum Group in 2016 and will be displayed in the entrance foyer of the National Science and Media Museum until 19 November 2017.  

The Soyuz spacecraft has been enhanced by Space Descent VR – a unique virtual reality adventure using Samsung Gear VR technology which places visitors right at the heart of Tim Peake’s journey as they experience the high-speed descent to Earth from the International Space Station.  

Capitalising on the demand for more immersive, once-in-a-lifetime event experiences, clients hiring the museum’s interactive galleries such as Wonderlab and the Games Lounge for drinks receptions will be able to combine this with photo opportunities around the capsule and exclusive use of the virtual reality experience as part of their event.  

Michelle Rennoldson, Sales and Events Manager at the National Science and Media Museum, says: “It is incredibly exciting for us to have the world-famous Soyuz TMA-19M capsule in-situ at the museum until 19 November. We are delighted to be able to offer corporate clients who are hosting events in our interactive galleries the opportunity to explore such a significant piece of Space history, which will undoubtedly enhance the event experience for guests.”   

As part of the national tour, the capsule will visit a total of eight venues across the UK until May 2019, including the National Railway Museum’s in Shildon and York and the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.