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Tim Peake is your guide for an out-of-this-world virtual reality mission that puts you in the pilot's seat of a Soyuz capsule.

As the European Space Agency's first British astronaut, Tim Peake spent six incredible months aboard the International Space Station.

Now, let Tim be your guide on an out-of-this-world virtual reality mission that puts you in the pilot's seat of a Soyuz capsule—just like the one that brought him home.

Using the latest state-of-the-art VR technology, you’ll get a 360° look inside a Soyuz capsule and experience the thrill of being an astronaut as you retrace Tim's 400km journey back to Earth from the ISS.

The VR experience is narrated by Tim Peake.

Speaking about Space Descent VR, Tim said:

'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. Science Museum visitors are going to experience something that truly is very close to the real thing!'

We recommend booking Space Descent VR tickets early, as demand is expected to be high. There are no online booking fees.

Tim Peake’s Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft is currently on a tour around the UK, courtesy of Samsung and the Science Museum Group. Click here to find out where you can see it.

Presented by the Science Museum and Alchemy VR.

With special thanks to:
Tim Peake and the European Space Agency
Dr. Christopher Riley
S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Public Corporation “Energia”
Johnson Space Center Houston

Restrictions for Space Descent VR

  • Suitable for ages 13+
  • Further restrictions may apply