After a hugely successful tour of the UK alongside the Soyuz TMA-19M, Tim Peake’s Sokol spacesuit is set to land at the National Space Centre in Leicester next summer.
As the largest space event on Earth launches today, we’re diving into our galleries and collections to discover the objects and activities that tell the story of international space exploration.
This is the Sokol KV-2 emergency spacesuit worn by British ESA Astronaut Tim Peake as he traveled into space.
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A galaxy of astronauts gathered at the Science Museum to celebrate 25 years since Helen Sharman became the first Brit in space.
Helen Sharman, the first Briton in space, reflects on her mission to the Mir space station 25 years ago. You can visit Helen’s website here. Space missions capture the imagination. They turn people on to science. They broaden our horizons too. I can hardly believe that it has been 25 years since I played my small part in this great adventure, the next phase of human exploration. My journey into space began in 1989 after I had answered an advertisement on my car […]