The Space Descent VR with Tim Peake will happen alongside the display of the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft that Tim Peake returned to Earth in on 18 June 2016.
Tim Peake and crew after landing in the Soyuz TMA-19M © ESA Stephane Corvaja
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
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
View from 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
As the European Space Agency's first British astronaut, Tim Peake spent six incredible months aboard the International Space Station. Now you can join Tim Peake for a thrilling 250 mile descent back to earth and see space through the eyes of an astronaut.
Tim Peake is your guide for this out-of-this-world virtual reality mission that puts you in the pilot's seat of a Soyuz capsule - just like the one that brought him home. Using the latest state-of-the-art VR technology, you’ll get a 360° look inside a Soyuz capsule and experience the thrill of being an astronaut as you retrace Tim's journey back to Earth from the International Space Station.
17 May - 4 Aug 2018
10:30 - 16:00 (Bookable timed sessions)
£5 for Space Descent VR experience.
The display of Tim Peake’s spacecraft is free to visit.
Suitable for ages 13+.
Advanced booking recommended.
The bookable timed sessions will be available soon.
Please arrive 5 minutes before your booked VR experience session.