Press accredited image. The Soyuz spacecraft used by Tim Peake in his Principia mission is set to inspire a new generation as it goes on public display at the Science Museum.
The UK’s first ESA astronaut was at the Museum to unveil Soyuz TMA-19M where it was announced that he will go into space for a second time.
Acquired for the nation by the Science Museum Group in December 2016, Soyuz TMA-19M is the first flown human rated spacecraft in the UK’s national space technology collection and is now also set to become the subject of a stunning new virtual reality (VR) experience voiced by Tim Peake himself.
Marking the 110th birthday of legendary Russian space chief Sergei Korolev and the start of the UK-Russia Year of Science and Education, the spacecraft’s display celebrates the truly global effort behind space exploration today. Manufactured by RSC Energia for ROSCOSMOS the Russian Space Agency, the Soyuz tells the story of the UK’s first European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut’s journey to the International Space Station (ISS).