Author Topic: Tim Peake spacecraft will arrive in UK in 2017  (Read 962 times)

Offline Star One

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7044
  • UK
  • Liked: 1158
  • Likes Given: 158
Tim Peake spacecraft will arrive in UK in 2017
« on: 12/05/2016 05:15 PM »
Will definitely be paying the Science Museum a visit next year to see this.

Quote
The UK has bought the capsule which sent Tim Peake into space and returned him to Earth.
BBC News has learned that the vehicle will be go on display in the Science Museum in London in early 2017.
The Russian Soyuz TMA-19M craft has been refurbished, but is still slightly singed from re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere.
Major Peake told BBC News that he was "absolutely delighted" to hear his spacecraft would be brought to the UK.
"Hopefully it may act as an inspiration for the next generation of scientists and engineers," he said.
"Flying into space is a huge privilege but it also comes with risk and one of the highest risk areas are launch into space and re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere.
"The Soyuz spacecraft is designed to protect the crew from these harsh conditions. So you get very attached to your spacecraft because it definitely does save your life."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38169732
« Last Edit: 12/05/2016 05:17 PM by Star One »

Offline AnalogMan

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2917
  • Cambridge, UK
  • Liked: 598
  • Likes Given: 20
« Last Edit: 12/05/2016 05:27 PM by AnalogMan »

Offline Star One

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7044
  • UK
  • Liked: 1158
  • Likes Given: 158
Re: Tim Peake spacecraft will arrive in UK in 2017
« Reply #2 on: 12/05/2016 05:58 PM »
I wonder how much it cost?

Online FutureSpaceTourist

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2813
  • UK
    • Plan 28
  • Liked: 1825
  • Likes Given: 636
Re: Tim Peake spacecraft will arrive in UK in 2017
« Reply #3 on: 04/16/2017 06:21 PM »
Ended up in the Science Museum today and managed to grab a couple of quick snaps with my phone. Sorry I'm no photographer!

Tags: