Sunday, 27 May 2018

Tim Peake's Space Capsule at Shildon Railway Museum

Hard to believe it but someone (actually three) sat inside this thing and went up into space then came back down again (see below, the parachute mechanism is to right and to the left an "after the event" observation portal into the interior):

I kinda think it looks like the head of a giant Dr. Who robot villain (see below):

Hats off to you Tim Peake you are a braver man than I am ;) Also a big thank you to the Shildon volunteer experts who made the visit all the more worthwhile by being on hand to tell kids and adults alike interesting facts.


Paul Liddle said...

It looks like something from the Sputnik era.

Robbie Rodiss said...

The museum is a nice venue and a great way to spend some time.Hope you enjoyed the visit to God's chosen land.

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Yes, the Russians certainly get their "value for money" out of Spuknik era technology, may be there is just less to go wrong!

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Apologies I got the photos mixed up (I used the same one of York Museum in both blog posts) - Shildon photos uploaded now