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.
Find out more about Tim Peake’s spacesuit, the Sokol KV-2 emergency spacesuit worn by the British ESA astronaut as he traveled into space.
Life for female engineers in the 1970s was very different, as items discovered in our archives show.
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.
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.