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Experience Reentry To Earth with the Tim Peake VR experience

Space is not always glamorous. Exciting? Certainly.

In 2016 Tim Peake returned from the International Space Station (ISS) in the Soyuz TMA-19M space capsule. Tim was crammed into the capsule with two other astronauts for the seven-hour journey back to Earth. Just like any other economy class flight, except with a better view and no in-flight snacks.

The Science Museum in South Kensington, London has recreated Tim's reentry in collaboration with Alchemy VR. The first-person VR experience lasts for 12-minutes with high-quality 5K video on Samsung Gear headsets and is narrated by Major Peake.

Alchemy VR used the original Russian Soyuz capsule, which the Science Museum bought for £350,000, to scan every minute detail. Then, they used 100 computers for over a month to produce the high-resolution footage for the experience.

Check out the sneak peek in the video below and if you have happened to be in London, check it out!

Entry is free to the museum, but the rides do carry a fee.