Would your organisation like to display Tim Peake’s spacecraft? The Science Museum Group is running a public competition to find one more host venue for the module that brought the European Space Agency astronaut safely back to Earth on 18 June 2016. The Soyuz TMA-19M descent module was his trip back home after six months on board the International Space Station.The spacecraft will visit eight locations across the UK over two years, giving hundreds of thousands the chance for an up-close view of this iconic object, complete with scorch marks from its re-entry through the Earth’s atmosphere. The display will be accompanied by Space Descent VR, a unique 13-minute virtual reality experience using Samsung Gear VR technology that puts visitors in the pilot’s seat of a Soyuz module with Tim Peake as their guide.
Seven hosts have been selected for the tour so far, with one more slot remaining. The final venue will have the opportunity to display Tim Peake’s Spacecraft and Space Descent VR for up to three months from August to November 2018, with no hire or transport fees. The Group is looking for applications from all types of venues around the UK.
The deadline for entries is 23.59 (GMT) on Friday 1 December 2017.