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Science Museum judges visit Norwich landmark which could host Tim Peake's Soyuz capsule

PUBLISHED: 16:40 29 January 2018 | UPDATED: 16:40 29 January 2018

Tim Peake with the Soyuz TMA-19M. Picture: SCIENCE MUSEUM GROUP

Tim Peake with the Soyuz TMA-19M. Picture: SCIENCE MUSEUM GROUP

Lee Mawdsley LEE MAWDLEY

Top judges visited a Norwich landmark which is in the running to host a space exploration icon.

The scoping mission to The Forum was carried out by a delegation from the Science Museum Group.

It was part of the judging process in the national competition to host Tim Peake’s Soyuz TMA-19M capsule.

The Soyuz capsule will go on public display at eight venues across the UK and if chosen, The Forum will be one of the lucky locations.

If successful, it will be on show at this year’s Science Festival during October half-term.

The Soyuz spacecraft was used for Mr Peake’s Principia mission and the national tour aims to inspire future generations of space scientists across the country.

As well as the capsule, the display will include a virtual reality adventure which places visitors right at the heart of Mr Peake’s journey from the International Space Station back to Earth.

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