When Bridge Classic Cars visited the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester

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By Craig Ranson

Managing Director – Bridge Classic Cars

This weekend we took a trip up the M6 to Manchester to visit the Air and Space Museum of Science and Industry.

It was a unique opportunity to witness Tim Peake’s Spacecraft as it makes it’ temporary residency within the Air and Space Hall.

Source: Museum of Science and Industry.

On 15 December 2015, Major Tim Peake embarked on the Principia mission to the International Space Station, where he spent six months orbiting Earth. Thanks to extraordinary leaps in communication technology, we watched as he broadcast live experiments, walked in space and even ran the London Marathon.

On 18 June 2016, Tim returned to Earth in the Soyuz TMA-19M descent module. Now, thanks to the Science Museum Group’s partnership with Samsung, you can join us for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get a close look at this historic spacecraft—complete with scorch marks from its re-entry through the atmosphere.

We are also delighted to announce that the Sokol KV-2 emergency spacesuit worn by Tim Peake as he travelled into space has joined the Science Museum Group Collection, and will be on display alongside the spacecraft.

Our Learning team have also created a special programme for schools to coincide with Soyuz’s arrival at the museum.

The Soyuz module will be touring the Science Museum Group museums as well as the national museums of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland over the next two years. Find out more about the tour.

Manchester’s Motors

Some of the world’s best-known motor companies have made their home in Manchester.

Henry Ford set up his first factory in Britain at Trafford Park in Manchester. It featured Europe’s first-ever moving production line, which was built in 1914 to produce the famous Model T car.

Rolls-Royce also started life in Manchester when Charles Rolls met Henry Royce at The Midland Hotel. they set up their first workshop in nearby Hulme.

The Rolls-Royce on display was driven by Henry Rolls himself.

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