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Space Descent VR with Tim Peake

Ever wanted to fly through space and pilot a capsule back home? 

Join British astronaut and narrator Tim Peake on the out-of-this-world virtual reality mission that puts you in the pilot's seat of a Soyuz capsule.

Using the latest state-of-the-art Samsung Gear VR technology, you’ll get a 360° look inside the capsule and experience the thrill of retracing Tim's 400km journey as you land safely back on Earth.

As the European Space Agency's first British astronaut, Tim Peake spent six incredible months aboard the International Space Station. The inside of the capsule is similar to the one in which he returned from space in 2016.


Presented by the Science Museum Group 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

Accessibility information

If you suffer from any of the following conditions, this experience will not be suitable for you:

•    High blood pressure
•    Heart problems
•    Balance impairment or being prone to motion sickness
•    Seizures
•    Vertigo

Please speak to a member of staff if you have any questions about the above.

The experience will be accessible for wheelchair users—please speak to a member of staff for guidance.

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