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Science and Media Museum

Soyuz TMA-19M: Tim Peake’s Spacecraft

See the Soyuz TMA-19M descent module, the historic spacecraft that brought Major Tim Peake back to Earth after his mission to the International Space Station.

On 15 December 2015, Major Tim Peake embarked on the Principia mission to the International Space Station. He spent six months orbiting Earth on the ISS, during which he conducted experiments, walked in space and even ran a marathon. On June 18 2016, he returned to Earth in the Soyuz TMA-19M descent module.

Now, this historic craft is touring the UK and will be on display at the National Science and Media Museum. You can see Tim’s Soyuz capsule right here in Bradford—complete with scorch marks from its re-entry through the atmosphere.

Soyuz TMA-19M is the first flown, manned spacecraft in the UK’s national space technology collection.


Educational visits

As Soyuz TMA-19M: Tim Peake’s Spacecraft lands in the Museum, students will have out-of-this-world opportunities to learn about the science of space.

Book a Space Day for KS2-3 and your class will enjoy a unique day-long package in which they’ll learn more about the Soyuz, participate in an interactive space show, and explore the science of light and sound in Wonderlab.

KS3 students can also benefit from our special Science of Space events, where they’ll meet STEM Ambassadors and scientists and will learn more about careers within the space industry. 

Why not book a space-themed IMAX 3D film too? Throughout our Soyuz programme, we’ll be screening Space Station and A Beautiful Planet in spectacular IMAX 3D—an exciting and visually stunning way for your students to understand more about space travel.