Few will forget the all the press coverage of the extraordinary mission by Major Tim Peake to the International space station. The historic capsule that he completed his journey in part of an exhibition at the National Railway Museum in York until the 8th March 2018 . This means as well as splendid permanent transport exhibits visitor can experience both the capsule and also a ” space age virtual reality experience” narrated by Major Tim Peake
Visit Major Tim Peakes space craft at the National Railway Museum
In December 2015 Major Tim Peake set off on the Principia mission to the International Space Station where he spent 6 months orbiting the earth with regular communications back to the UK. During his time in space Tim Peak as part of this mission completed a number of experiments which memorable included running a marathon. with his mission complete Tim Peake returned to earth in the ” Soyuz TMA-19M descent module, ” which currently part of an exhibition at the National Railway Museum. The exhibition includes a spacecraft talk and for those aged 13 and above they is also the opportunity to enjoy ” Space Descent VR, an out-of-this-world virtual reality experience narrated by Tim Peake himself.”. This allows visitors to experience he thrills and felling of being an astronaut. Details of the exhibition can be found on the National Railway Museum website.
The National Railway Museum is just one of the many fabulous attractions to visit when visiting the city of York and it is a challenge to see all teh city has to offer in just one day! . why not take advantage of the two day offers available at the Burn Hall hotel York in march and February to experience all this superb city has to offer and also this special space exhibition.
the burn hall hotel York is located just 20 minutes drive from the centre of York but is conveniently located for the York Park and Ride which provided easy and cost effective access to the city centre without the hassle of city centre parking. For details of our offers visit our offers page or call our reservations team on 01347 825400