Tim Peake’s Spacecraft
Tim Peake’s Spacecraft, presented by Samsung and the Science Museum Group, will be on exhibition in the Cathedral as part of its nationwide tour.
See Tim Peake’s Soyuz TMA-19M space capsule, accompanied by Space Descent VR, in beautiful 900-year-old Peterborough Cathedral.
The spacecraft has endured temperatures of more than 1500 degrees Celsius and has travelled at 17000 miles an hour during its journey to and from the International Space Station. It carried astronauts Yuri Malenchenko, Tim Kopra and Tim Peake on their Principia mission, returning to earth on 18 June 2016.
As part of the exhibition you will be able to see Tim Peake’s own Sokol KV-2 emergency spacesuit which he wore during the launch and return to earth. The magnificent 25m diameter parachute deployed in the descent of the spacecraft to earth will also be on display. And don’t miss the opportunity to take a photo posing in the ‘selfie spacesuit’!
The exhibition is on an eight-venue UK wide tour, presented by Samsung and the Science Museum Group. Peterborough Cathedral won a national competition to become the sixth venue on the tour.
Entry to the exhibition is free of charge.
Space Descent VR with Tim Peake
This exhilarating virtual reality experience narrated by Tim Peake puts you in the pilot’s seat of a Soyuz capsule. Using Samsung Gear VR and the very latest in VR technology it enables visitors to experience what it feels like to sit inside the Soyuz’s descent module as it makes its dangerous, high speed journey back to earth.
Tim Peake himself says: “It really is breathtaking – and that comes from someone who has spent an awful lot of time using VR systems while training for my first mission. Visitors are going to experience something that truly is very close to the real thing!”
The VR experience is open to ages 13+.
Tickets for the Space Descent VR are £5 per person (ages 13+ only). Pre-booking is strongly advised.
Tickets are now on sale at: www.ticketisland.co.uk/peterboroughcathedral (select a date) or
call Peterborough Information Centre on 01733 452336.
Visitors talk about their Space Descent VR experience in this video from Science Museum Group.