Posted by on Oct 7, 2017 in Main |


On 15th 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 18th 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 was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for society secretary Dominic Curran to get a close look at this historic spacecraft; complete with scorch marks from its re-entry through the atmosphere.

The spacecraft will be on display until Sunday 19th November, and its free entry.


Society secretary Dominic Curran at the Soyuz exhibition