In this guest post, Troy Wood tells us how he came up with his award-winning badge that Tim Peake wore on his suit as he rocketed into space in 2015.
In this section, you’ll get a glimpse behind the scenes of the museum—from a day in the life of a volunteer and team building exercises, to the logistics of decanting our galleries or putting on a late event.
Welcome to Tim Peake’s Spacecraft lands at MSI – Live! You’ll be able to follow our progress today right here on the blog—look out for behind-the-scenes photos, social media updates from the team, reports from the press and maybe even a surprise or two…
A full 10 years before Neil Armstrong made his first steps on the moon, a company based right here in Manchester was making space suits. That company was P. Frankenstein and Sons Ltd.
Dr Jessica Wade asks, “why is getting girls into STEM still an issue, and what can we do to change things?”
In this guest post, actor Ruby O’Casey delves deeper into the history of the Suffragettes, including her own family’s connection to the movement.
In part two of our series on re-entry, we ask aerospace engineering researcher Tom Fisher to consider some more unusual hypersonic objects.
The Soyuz capsule that brought Tim Peake back from space will be on display at the Museum between 10 March and 13 May 2018. But how dangerous was the journey home? In part one of a two-part series we look at the science of returning from space.
What is it about steam traction engines that persuades so many to put so much time, effort and money into keeping them alive?
Fans of the trading cards that we debuted last June will be excited to hear that we are bringing them back for February half term to try and put faces to some of the people who powered the Industrial Revolution in Manchester.
Long before this museum stood on the site of Liverpool Road Station there was an “unofficial” museum here displaying some railway treasures.