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Museum of Science and Industry

Presented by Samsung and the Science Museum Group

The Soyuz capsule lands in Manchester on 10 March 2018, but if you can’t wait until then, then try out our Space Descent VR with Tim Peake experience.

On 15 December 2015, Major Tim Peake embarked on the Principia mission to the International Space Station, where he spent six months orbiting Earth. Thanks to extraordinary leaps in communication technology, we watched as he broadcast live experiments, walked in space and even ran the London Marathon.

On 18 June 2016, Tim returned to Earth in the Soyuz TMA-19M descent module. Now, thanks to the Science Museum Group’s partnership with Samsung, you can join us for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get a close look at this historic spacecraft—complete with scorch marks from its re-entry through the atmosphere.

Our Learning team have also created a special programme for schools to coincide with Soyuz's arrival at the museum.

On Saturdays and Sundays during the Soyuz's visit, our Explainer team will be doing 15-minute presentations exploring Tim Peake's historic return to Earth, at 11.00, 11.30, 12.00, 13.00, 13.30, 14.00 and 14.30.

The Soyuz module will be touring the Science Museum Group museums as well as the national museums of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland over the next two years. Find out more about the tour here.

Presenting partners: Samsung and the Science Museum Group