On 2 April 2018, the prototype Chinese space station Tiangong-1 made an uncontrolled re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere. However, scientists weren’t able to accurately know when and where it would finally land until the last 24 hours.
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.
We’ve been talking a lot about human astronauts in space on the blog recently, but what about other living creatures that have boldly gone where no other err, fruit fly has gone before?
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.
The Science Museum Group is delighted to announce that Peterborough Cathedral have won the competition to host Tim Peake’s Spacecraft Tour later in 2018.
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.
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.