Join us to watch the launch of British ESA astronaut Tim Peake as he leaves Earth to live on the International Space Station.

Backed by the UK Space Agency, science centres across the UK, including Thinktank, are joining forces with Tim Peake, the European Space Agency’s first British astronaut. 

To coincide with his trip to the International Space Station, a new family and schools programme has been developed to provide visitors with a unique opportunity to learn about human space flight and follow life on the International Space Station.

Activities happening on the day:

  • Space activities in the museum 
  • Live screening of Tim's launch into space! At 11am - 11.30am.
  • New Destination Space Science Show. With amazing demonstrations and supersonic science experiments including building rockets, launching astronauts and learning about life on the ISS, this awe-inspiring show is an out-of-this-world experience not to be missed. At 2.30pm - 3pm.

Free to Thinktank ticket holders.

Image credit: Photograph courtesy of European Space Agency.

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