If you visit the Science Museum on 15 December, you’ll find a special day of events to mark the launch of the first British European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake to the International Space Station (ISS).

The Launch

Watch the launch live on giant screens.

At 10.30-11.15
Unlimited – All ages

Destination Space Storytelling for KS1

From recycled water to floating poo, this interactive storytelling gives your children the chance to experience different aspects of living and working in space. Then, when a problem hits the Station they’ll need to observe, describe, test, and select materials and equipment to build a space suit.

At 11.30-12.05, 12.35-13.10 and 13.40-14.15
80 places per session – For KS1

Destination Space Show for KS2

This show has rocket launches, the chance to find out about life on the International Space Station from what it’s like to live in microgravity to how astronauts recycle water from their wee.

At 11.30-12.15, 12.35-13.20 and 13.40-14.25
130 places per session – For KS2

Gene Cernan costumed character

Meet our costumed character portraying NASA astronaut Gene Cernan, and hear about his adventurous journeys into space during the Apollo missions that took people to the Moon. Find out what it is like to eat, drink and live in space, and even to walk on the lunar surface, with plenty of opportunity to ask questions.

At 11.35-12.05, 12.40-13.10 and 13.45-14.15
120 places per session – For KS2 upwards

The Rocket Show

This explores how rockets overcome gravity to get into space, and how they return safely to Earth. There’s plenty of audience participation and a few big bangs to thrill your students.

At 12.00-12.20, 12.45-13.05 and 14.10-14.30
120 places per session – For KS3 upwards


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