Skip to content

Image bank: Tim Peake’s spacecraft

On 18 June 2016, after six months orbiting the Earth on the International Space Station, Tim Peake returned to Earth in the Soyuz TMA-19M descent module.

Tim Peake, astronaut

Since 27 September 2018 Tim Peake’s Spacecraft has travelled across the UK, starting in Bradford and ending in Belfast as Samsung and the Science Museum Group present The National Tour of Tim Peake’s Spacecraft. Until 10 February 2019, this historic craft will be on display at National Museum Cardiff, complete with scorch marks from its re-entry through the atmosphere.

More information and full tour dates can be found on the Science Museum Group website.

This image bank includes fascinating photographs of Tim’s journey to and from the ISS, plus amazing close-ups of the Soyuz descent module itself. Use the images in your classroom to spark curiosity and discussion around space exploration.

Learning outcomes

  • Make links between museum objects, real-world applications of science and curriculum science.
  • Use and develop observation and communication skills
  • Generate discussion and inspire students to want to find out more.

Downloadable resources

Soyuz Image Bank (PDF Document)