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Tim Peake's spacecraft and Apollo 10

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Saturday 29 JuneSunday 30 June

10.00-18.00

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Science Museum

Take a look at Tim Peake's Soyuz capsule at the Science Museum.

The Soyuz TMA-19M returns to the Science Museum after touring to museums in Bradford, Shildon, York, Manchester, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast on the National Tour of Tim Peake’s Spacecraft. The Sokol KV-2 emergency space suit which was worn by Peake during his Principia, and which joined the Soyuz on tour, is to go on long-term display at The National Space Centre, Leicester from this summer.

On long term loan from the Smithsonian, the control panel goes on display alongside the Apollo 10 command module ‘Charlie Brown’ – which still holds the record for the fastest crewed vehicle in history having reached 39,897 km/h during its return to Earth on 26 May 1969. The Apollo 10 mission took astronauts Gene Cernan, Tom Stafford and John Young on two successful orbits of the Moon in a dress rehearsal for the historic Apollo 11 Moon landings which followed two months later in July 1969.

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