The Soyuz TMA-19M descent module is the historic spacecraft that brought Tim Peake back to Earth after his mission to the International Space Station.
On 15 December 2015, British astronaut Tim Peake embarked on the Principia mission to the International Space Station, where he spent six months orbiting Earth—conducting experiments, walking in space, and even running a marathon.
On 18 June 2016, Tim returned to Earth in the Soyuz TMA-19M descent module. Now, thanks to the Science Museum Group’s partnership with Samsung, this historic piece of engineering is touring the UK. The spacecraft ‘landed’ in York on 17 January 2018 and was on display until 8 March 2018.
If you missed Tim Peake’s Spacecraft in York, you can see it on tour at the following venues:
Acquired by the Science Museum Group in December 2016, Soyuz TMA-19M is the first flown, manned spacecraft in the UK’s national space technology collection.