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Tim Peake’s Soyuz Capsule
« on: 01/29/2017 09:35 PM »
I was in london over the weekend and had a little free time so decided to go take a look at Tim Peaks Soyuz capsule in the Science Museum. I was expecting it to be small but actually seeing it in person you realise just how small it is.

Didn't have a proper camera with me unfortunately but took some photos on my phone!

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Re: Tim Peake’s Soyuz Capsule
« Reply #1 on: 01/29/2017 09:36 PM »
A phew more images.

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Re: Tim Peake’s Soyuz Capsule
« Reply #2 on: 01/30/2017 07:08 AM »
Amazing! Shall have to make a trip down there at some point. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Tim Peake’s Soyuz Capsule
« Reply #3 on: 01/30/2017 07:08 AM »
Why is this being named "Tim Peake's capsule" or similar?   Firstly he doesn't own it and secondly why are you forgetting that Yuri Malenchenko and Timothy Kopra also flew to and from ISS aboard the spacecraft?
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Re: Tim Peake’s Soyuz Capsule
« Reply #4 on: 01/30/2017 08:59 AM »
Why is this being named "Tim Peake's capsule" or similar?   Firstly he doesn't own it and secondly why are you forgetting that Yuri Malenchenko and Timothy Kopra also flew to and from ISS aboard the spacecraft?

I haven't forgotten that Yuri Malenchenko and Timothy Kopra also flew on this mission i was simply labelling the post to reflect how its exhibited at Science Museum. The others are of course mentioned in information at the exhibit but i can understand why the Science Museum have titled it how they have. The interest from the British public was high for this mission so calling it Tim Peaks Spacecraft rather than Soyuz TMA-19M is going to encourage far more people to go see it.

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Re: Tim Peake’s Soyuz Capsule
« Reply #5 on: 01/30/2017 09:37 AM »
I might be misremembering, but I seem to recall reading (somewhere a while ago) that the capsule is Peakes property as part of the spaceflight participant package that he purchased, and that it was up to him to loan it to the museum...

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Re: Tim Peake’s Soyuz Capsule
« Reply #6 on: 01/30/2017 10:17 AM »
I might be misremembering, but I seem to recall reading (somewhere a while ago) that the capsule is Peakes property as part of the spaceflight participant package that he purchased, and that it was up to him to loan it to the museum...

From what i have read from various news sites the science museum bought the capsule themselves from the manufacturer.

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Re: Tim Peake’s Soyuz Capsule
« Reply #7 on: 01/30/2017 10:27 AM »
I might be misremembering, but I seem to recall reading (somewhere a while ago) that the capsule is Peakes property as part of the spaceflight participant package that he purchased, and that it was up to him to loan it to the museum...
He purchased a package? I thought he was an ESA astronaut.

Is the ESA so skint that they make astronauts pay their own way???  Google isn't helping me much, as I may be misremembering.

(Helen Sharman, the first to wear the Union Jack as an astronaut patch, did go via private funding, but not her own funding...  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Juno ... )
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Re: Tim Peake’s Soyuz Capsule
« Reply #8 on: 01/30/2017 10:47 AM »
Looks like *another* trip to London for me!

It's funny that the new control panel is not only visible but lit up - the last Soyuz at the Science Museum had much of the interior detail covered up, allegedly because of difficulties getting permission from the Russian side to display 'confidential' details aboard a decades-old version of Soyuz. Now, we see a late-model Soyuz in grisly detail!

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Re: Tim Peake’s Soyuz Capsule
« Reply #9 on: 01/30/2017 11:09 AM »
Yep, definitely miss remembered then, got the Poms confused. Could it have been Richard Garriott who got the capsule thrown in? ???

Also, does the Science Museum still have Charlie Brown, the Apollo 10 capsule, or has that been returned? It looked a bit forlorn and dark when I saw it the last time 10 years ago.

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Re: Tim Peake’s Soyuz Capsule
« Reply #10 on: 01/30/2017 11:36 AM »
Yep, definitely miss remembered then, got the Poms confused. Could it have been Richard Garriott who got the capsule thrown in? ???

Also, does the Science Museum still have Charlie Brown, the Apollo 10 capsule, or has that been returned? It looked a bit forlorn and dark when I saw it the last time 10 years ago.

The Apollo 10 capsule is still there.


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Re: Tim Peake’s Soyuz Capsule
« Reply #12 on: 01/30/2017 11:09 PM »
Awesome pics!

Went there last year to see the Apollo 10 capsule, quite incredible when you think the trip it took! Must go back now to see the Soyuz.
Anyone one know why it's so charred after reentry compared to other capsules. I mean the Apollo 10 capsule looks pretty good bearing in mind it's the fastest manned object to reenter Earth's atmosphere at 39897 km/h.
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Re: Tim Peake’s Soyuz Capsule
« Reply #13 on: 02/18/2017 11:18 PM »
When I was there there to see the LK there was a full-size Lego Soyuz Orbital Module sitting outside the Space Gallery. Quite an odd thing to see!

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Re: Tim Peake’s Soyuz Capsule
« Reply #14 on: 02/19/2017 12:16 AM »
Why is this being named "Tim Peake's capsule" or similar?   Firstly he doesn't own it and secondly why are you forgetting that Yuri Malenchenko and Timothy Kopra also flew to and from ISS aboard the spacecraft?

"The Capsule That Tim Peake Flew In" isn't quite as catchy. :D

Also the giant banner right beside the capsule says "TIM PEAKE'S SPACECRAFT". Seems like a fair title for an article about that exhibit.

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