The Soyuz TMA-19M descent module is the historic spacecraft that brought Tim Peake back to Earth after his mission to the International Space Station.
On 15 December 2015, British astronaut 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, this historic spacecraft is touring the UK. The first stop on the National Tour of Tim Peake’s Spacecraft was here in Bradford.
On our blog: An astronomical task: Installing Tim Peake’s Soyuz
If you missed Tim Peake’s Spacecraft in Bradford, you can see it on tour at the following venues:
- Locomotion, Shildon: 22 November 2017 – 15 January 2018
- National Railway Museum, York: 17 January – 8 March 2018
- Science and Industry Museum, Manchester: 10 March – 13 May 2018
- National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh: 17 May – 4 August 2018
- Peterborough Cathedral: 11 August – 5 November 2018
- National Museum Cardiff: 15 November 2018 – 10 February 2019
- Ulster Transport Museum, Belfast: 19 February – 12 May 2019
- Science Museum, London: on permanent display from 23 May 2019