World Museum celebrates Tim Peake’s return to Earth

13 June 2016 by Andrew

Major Tim Peake telephones the museum from space!

Major Tim Peake telephones the Museum from space!

After six months floating almost 200 miles above the planet on the International Space Station, Major Tim Peake returns to Earth on Saturday 18 June.

At World Museum, we’ve followed his trip closely. 300 schoolchildren came to the Museum for the launch of Tim’s trip back in December 2015, which was seen on giant screens and covered by BBC’s Newsround programme. We were the only venue to receive a galactic phone call from Major Peake in February as part of the global Cosmic Classroom event by TES.

On 7 April, we Tweeted an image of the giant card which 1500 visitors had created for Tim’s birthday – he Tweeted his thanks back! You can see the card on display in the Museum’s atrium.

Join us Saturday 18 June for Return to Earth, a special day of events to mark the end of Major Peake’s mission. Enjoy a stellar performance from the out of this world Solar Flame, try on an astronaut suit or have a go at our rover robot challenge. Younger visitors can get their face painted, whilst budding astronauts can discover the affect living in space has on muscles with sports science experts Mission X from Liverpool John Moores University.

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