Down to earth with a bump !

The rain was lashing down this afternoon and the car pinged to say the temperature was less than 4 degrees, a walk a Ferry Meadows in Peterborough lost its appeal.

We had a couple of hours to spend in Peterborough so we headed into the cathedral to see an amazing piece of exploring kit.

This is the descent module from Tim Peake’s descent back to earth in 2015.

The module was surprisingly non hi-tech , it was rather like a lump of iron with a parachute!!

The parachute is the size of 2 tennis courts, it slowed the module from 287 to 22km an hour. This slowed the module to land with a bump rather than a bang !

Space exploring needs special clothing

Rather like our walk this afternoon.!


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