The Soyuz TMA-19M capsule was the spacecraft used by astronaut Tim Peake and his crew to travel to and from the International Space Station. It successfully launched on 15th December 2015, returning 6 months later to Kazakhstan.
This incredible piece of history will be on display from 15th November 2018 until 10th February 2019 at National Museum Cardiff as part of a national tour. Visitors will have the opportunity to get up close to the capsule and even see the char marks on the structure’s outer body from when it re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere!
You can also experience Tim Peake’s 250-mile journey back to earth yourself by taking a seat inside the Space Descent VR. This virtual reality experience, for visitors 13 and over, is narrated by Tim Peake himself! Tickets can be bought for £6.
You can find out more about the exhibition on National Museum Cardiff’s website.
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National Museum Cardiff is in the heart of the city and is easily accessible by public transport. From Cardiff Central Bus Station take bus number 53 or 85 to the Museum. From Cardiff Bay take the Bay Car bus number 6. The nearest train station is Cathays Station, approximately 5-minute walk from the Museum. It is also a 20-minute walk from Cardiff Central Railway Station.
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