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 state-of-the-art VR technology, you’ll get a 360° look inside a Soyuz capsule and experience the thrill of being an astronaut in our newly refurbished lounge. Space Descent VR retraces the 400km journey back to Earth from the ISS, and is narrated by Tim Peake himself.
‘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!’
After a record-breaking national tour, Tim Peake's Soyuz TMA-19M descent module is now on permanent display in the Exploring Space gallery.
Planning a school visit? Find out more information about this experience for educational groups.
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