Visitors to London’s Science Museum join the UK’s first ESA astronaut Tim Peake in a virtual reality descent from the International Space Station to the steppes of Kazakhstan, in the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft. Created and produced by Alchemy VR, the experience was especially commissioned to accompany the Science Museum Group’s landmark acquisition of of the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft for exhibition.

In this 12-minute 360 degree 3D state-of-the-art virtual reality experience, visitors are transported inside one of the most enduring spacecraft of the modern age. Using the very latest in VR technology, viewers experience what it feels like to sit inside the Soyuz’s descent module as it makes its journey back to earth, travelling at speeds of over  7,000kph and reaching temperatures of around 1600 degreesºC.

Duration: 12 minutes
Format: 360 Stereoscopic Video – 5.1 Stereo Sound


‘breathtaking virtual reality experience’ Daily Telegraph

‘thrilling and immersive’ ITV London News

“If the idea of experiencing an Interstellar docking sequence and the final act of Gravity up close and wrapped up in a science lesson sounds like fun, you’ll like the Science Museum’s new Space Descent VR experience” Wareable

“‘It looks like Atlantic Productions’ studio Alchemy VR might have another London museum hit on its hands” Wareable

“‘breath-taking……Science Museum visitors are going to experience something that truly is very close to the real thing!” Major Tim Peake