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    Tim Peake: My Journey to Space

    Sat 30 Oct, 6.30pm
    Royal Festival Hall
    Talks & debates
    £20 - £45
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    British astronaut Tim Peake surrounded by space

    ‘It’s impossible to look down on Earth from space and not be mesmerised by the fragile beauty of our planet’

    Tim Peake

    Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for an awe-inspiring ride with Tim Peake, European Space Agency astronaut.

    Get a fascinating insight into what it’s really like to be an astronaut as Peake reveals the secrets, the science and the everyday wonders of how and why humans journey into space.

    In December 2015, Peake became the first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station to conduct a spacewalk (and run a marathon) while orbiting Earth.

    Now, join him on a thrilling journey to the International Space Station as part of his first ever UK tour, sharing his passion for aviation, exploration and adventure.

    Peake is your personal guide through life in space, from training to launch and spacewalk to re-entry, with breathtaking photographs and never-before-seen footage.

    This is your chance to spend an evening with one of the world’s greatest living astronauts, and to rediscover the wonder of the place we call home.

    ‘Everything you wanted to know about life in space’ 

    Tim Peake

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    Age recommendation/restriction

    For ages 16+

    This talk is Speech-to-Text transcribed (STT). If you require British Sign Language interpretation (BSL), please get in touch at least one month before the event and we will do our best to provide it.


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    Dates & times

    Sat 30 Oct, 6.30pm

    Price

    • Standard entry£20 - £45*
    • Concessions25%**


    * Excludes £3.50 booking fee.

    ** Limited availability. Read about concessions.

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    Blue Badge holders and those with access requirements can be dropped off on the Queen Elizabeth Hall Slip Road off Belvedere Road (the road between the Royal Festival Hall and the Hayward Gallery).

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    Alternative parking is available nearby at the APCOA Cornwall Road Car Park (490 metres), subject to charges.

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