Bolton School Senior Girls

Pupils View Soyuz Space Craft at MOSI

  • MSI Manchester Tim Peake exhibit
  • MSI Manchester Tim Peake exhibit (1)
  • MSI Manchester Tim Peake exhibit (2)
  • MSI Manchester train

Girls’ Division pupils in Year 8 and Year 10 visited Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) to take a closer look at Tim Peake’s Soyuz TMA-19M descent module, which he used to return to Earth in 2016. This was the highlight of the day for the girls, who are all regular attendees at the Physics and Astronomy Clubs.

While at MOSI, pupils attended a talk explaining what it is like for an astronaut to go up to the International Space Station (ISS) and many months later return to Earth, and asked some brilliant questions. As well as viewing the actual capsule that Tim Peake travelled in, they had the chance to also see the Sokol KV-2 emergency spacesuit worn by him as he travelled into space.

In addition to the exhibit on Tim Peake’s spacecraft, pupils enjoyed looking around the rest of MOSI, including the history of computers exhibit, hands on science experiments, and the transport section including planes. They also had fun experiencing a Red Arrows flight simulator.

The girls were accompanied by Head of Physics Mr Ball and Physics teacher Dr Christie.

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