The Soyuz spacecraft used for European Space Agency Astronaut Tim Peake’s Principia Mission to the International Space Station will go on display at the National Museum of Scotland from May to August 2018.

As the only Scottish venue on the tour of this spacecraft, this is an unmissable chance to see the Soyuz TMA-19M; complete with its 25-metre parachute and scorch marks from its re-entry through the Earth's atmosphere.

The spacecraft will be displayed alongside Space Descent VR with Tim Peake, a virtual reality adventure which places you right at the heart of Tim Peake’s journey back to Earth.

Image above: Tim Peake's Spacecraft, Soyuz TMA-19M © Science Museum Group.

Tim Peake returned to Earth in the 1.5-tonne Soyuz TMA-19M descent module on 18 June 2016 after six months orbiting the globe on the International Space Station, conducting experiments, walking in space and even running a marathon.

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  • Tim Peake and crew after landing in the Soyuz TMA-19M © ESA Stephane Corvaja

    Tim Peake and crew after landing in the Soyuz TMA-19M © ESA Stephane Corvaja
  • The Soyuz TMA-19M after landing © NASA Bill Ingalls

    The Soyuz TMA-19M after landing © NASA Bill Ingalls
  • Tim Peake trying out Space Descent VR on Samsung Gear VR headset © National Science and Media Museum Jody Hartley small

    Tim Peake trying out Space Descent VR on Samsung Gear VR headset © National Science and Media Museum  Jody Hartley small
  • Landing of the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft © ESA Stephane Corvaja

    Landing of the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft © ESA Stephane Corvaja
  • My ride home, Soyuz TMA-19M looking as good as the day she was launched into orbit - Tim Peake © ESA NASA

    My ride home, Soyuz TMA-19M looking as good as the day she was launched into orbit - Tim Peake © ESA NASA
  • View from Space Descent VR with Tim Peake © Science Museum

    View from Space Descent VR with Tim Peake © Science Museum
  • Space Descent VR with Tim Peake © Science Museum

    Space Descent VR with Tim Peake © Science Museum
  • Tim Peake's Soyuz Unveiled at Science Museum 8 © Jody Kingzett, Science Museum

    Tim Peake's Soyuz Unveiled at Science Museum 8 © Jody Kingzett, Science Museum

The Science Museum Group acquired the module in December 2016 and it has recently been displayed at the Science Museum in London. The Science Museum Group and Samsung have joined forces to create a UK tour of the spacecraft.

Launching during the UK-Russia Year of Science and Education, The National Tour of Tim Peake’s Spacecraft celebrates the truly global effort behind modern space exploration. Manufactured by RSC Energia for ROSCOSMOS the Russian Space Agency, the Soyuz tells the story of the UK’s first European Space Agency astronaut’s journey to the International Space Station.


Header image: Astronaut Tim Peake with the Soyuz spacecraft at the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford © National Science and Media Museum  Jody Hartley small 2

Exhibition information

When

Where

Hawthornden Court, Level 1

How much

Tim Peake’s spacecraft is free to visit. 

Booking information

Exact dates to be confirmed. It will go on display at the National Museum of Scotland from May to August 2018.

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