Tim Peake’s spacecraft lands in York in 2018

There are lots of exciting things coming up in York in 2018, and one we’re particularly excited about is the incredible opportunity to see Tim Peake’s spacecraft, Soyuz TMA-19M, at the National Railway Museum in York from 17th January to 8th March 2018. The capsule, along with its equipped interior and char marks on its outer body from re-entry into the earth’s atmosphere, will be displayed with its 25m parachute.

There’ll also be a range of inspiring space activities, including the Space Descent VR experience, narrated by Tim Peake himself (suitable for ages 13+). It uses headsets to recreate the experience of traveling over the International Space Station and the 250 mile journey back down to earth.Imagine your own space adventure in a special edition of Imagination Station (daily), and there’ll also be Spacecraft Talks at 11am and 3.30pm daily, where you can find out more about the capsule and its incredible journey.

It’s worth staying in York for February half term, too, with half term adventures galore at the National Railway Museum. There’ll be hands-on space-age engineering activities all week long from (10th to 18th February 2018), including the chance to have a go at astronaut training. It’s going to be out of this world…

Tim Peake’s Spacecraft – 17th January to 8th March 2018 – National Railway Museum, York – Free entry – Visit the National Railway Museum website for more details

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