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.
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
- Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester: 10 March – 13 May 2018
- National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh: May – August 2018
- National Museum Wales, Cardiff: November 2018 – January 2019
- Ulster Museum, Belfast: February – May 2019
There’s also an opportunity for Soyuz to visit another venue in the UK between August and November 2018. The venue for this slot will be chosen via a public competition. Entries are now closed and the winner will be announced in March 2018.
Acquired by the Science Museum Group in December 2016, Soyuz TMA-19M is the first flown, manned spacecraft in the UK’s national space technology collection.