Tim Peake's Soyuz spacecraft goes on display in Edinburgh

THE SOYUZ space capsule which carried British astronaut to the International Space Station has gone on public display in Edinburgh.

Thursday, 17th May 2018, 1:38 pm
Updated Thursday, 17th May 2018, 1:41 pm
Tim Peake's Spacecraft will be open to the public until 4th August 2018. P3 pupils from Dunipace Primary School near Falkirk helped with the unveiling. Picture: Neil Hanna

The spacecraft display and accompanying virtual reality adventure: Space Descent VR with Tim Peake, is open to the public at the National Museum of Scotland from 1pm today.

As the only Scottish venue on the tour of this spacecraft, the display gives the public an unmissable chance to see the Soyuz TMA-19M which was used to return to Earth on 18 June 2016.

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Major Tim Peake spent six incredible months aboard the International Space Station conducting experiments, walking in space and even running a marathon.

The accompanying virtual reality experience will allow visitors to join Tim Peake on a 250 mile descent back to earth and see space through the eyes of an astronaut.

The Science Museum Group acquired the module in December 2016 and it has recently been displayed at the Science Museum in London.

Tim Peake’s Soyuz module will be on display in the Capital until 4 August.

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