Science Museum unveils Tim Peake’s Soyuz Capsule to launch Summer of Space programme
The Science Museum in South Kensington, London, welcomed Tim Peake, 23 May, to officially unveil his Soyuz Capsule in a new permanent display in the museum’s Exploring Space gallery, launching a museum-wide Summer of Space programme to mark 50 years since the Apollo Moon missions.
Soyuz TMA-19M is the first flown human rated spacecraft in the Science Museum Group collection and while on a 20-month national tour presented by Samsung and Science Museum Group, the Spacecraft has been visited by over 1.3m people to date.
One of the museum’s most popular galleries, Exploring Space, is available for evening hire, enabling guests to get up close and personal with Tim Peake’s Spacecraft for dinner or drinks receptions and enjoy the iconic exhibition. Making the Modern World is also home to a unique exhibit; the original Apollo 10 command module simulator console, a key object in NASA’s contribution to the space race and one which has never been seen in the UK before.
Jodie Guilford, business development and marketing manager at the Science Museum, said: “We are so excited to welcome Tim Peake’s Soyuz Capsule as a permanent exhibit in Exploring Space, following what has been an incredible tour around the UK. We are fortunate to have an ever-evolving offering at our fingertips and hosting such an iconic exhibition will give our clients the opportunity to deliver that all-important one-of-a-kind experience for attendees.”