Monday, 28 May 2018

Tim Peake's Space Capsule: York Railway Museum

Same space capsule, and if anything it looked smaller, but this time at York Railway museum (see below, note the circular glass panel on the right was not there during the launch, but cut in afterwards so you could get a better view of the cramped claustrophobic conditions):

I have to say the Shildon folks put on a better display as there were plenty of volunteers telling you lots of interesting extra facts. For example on the actual mission, there was such a tight set of docking parameters to the International Space Station that when the docking computer broke) they has to do a manual docking process, but get it wrong and they were floating off lost into "deep space". They did it with just two minutes to spare!

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