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To celebrate Alan Turing’s birthday this week, curator David Rooney gave the #TuringTour, a tweeted live tour of our Codebreaker exhibition. The full tour can be seen here, but we’ve pick out a few highlights for you below… Our #TuringTour starts with Pilot ACE, probably the most significant #Turing object ever — Science Museum (@sciencemuseum) June 18, 2013 Pilot ACE is the computer #Turing designed, and was in its day, the fastest computer in existence #TuringTour — Science Museum (@sciencemuseum) […]

Tim Peake is to become the first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station.

The Science Museum has welcomed many astronauts and cosmonauts over the years and each time our visitors have been spellbound. Today, we witnessed the announcement of Briton Tim Peake’s mission to visit the International Space Station, ISS. Peake (who tweets as @astro_timpeake), will join Expedition 46 to the ISS, and will be carried aloft by a Soyuz mission in November 2015. His selection by the European Space Agency was announced to the world’s media in the Science Museum’s IMAX at an event introduced by […]

Backdropped by a colourful Earth, this full view of the International Space Station was photographed from the Space Shuttle Discovery.

Have you ever wondered how you clean your teeth in space? It’s not a problem for most of us, but for the six astronauts orbiting above us in the International Space Station, even simple tasks can be challenging in microgravity.

Is there a question you’d always wanted to ask a curator of the Science Museum, but never had the chance to ask before? Well, tomorrow is your chance to ask those burning questions, because it’s Ask a Curator Day – a worldwide Q&A session which lets you put questions to museums around the world, and the Science Museum in London is taking part!