A night at the (Science) Museum

Last night, as part of their ‘Robots’ season, London’s science museum held a double bill screening of 80s classic sci-fi movies The Terminator and Robocop.

While obviously not space-related, attending the screening came with an added bonus: a a chance to walk through the museum outside of normal hours, which meant we were able to get up close and personal with a number of the awesome space exhibits, free from the usual crowds.

Here’s what we saw:

The Soyuz TMA-19M descent module that carried British Astronaut Tim Peake home from the International Space Station in June 2016.

A full size replica of the Apollo Lunar Module.

IMG_6118The actual Apollo 10 command module, which carried Tom Stafford, John Young and Eugene Cernan around the moon in May 1969. 

IMG_6124A Nazi V2 rocket, developed by Werner Von Braun who went on to become chief architect of NASA’s Saturn V rocket after the second world war. The V-2 rocket was the first artificial object to cross the boundary of space during a vertical launch in 1944.

Sadly, this piece of actual moon rock was not on display, but here’s a photo taken in a previous visit: