AN out-of-this-world piece of modern history will be on show in Bradford from Wednesday, September 27.

Soyuz TMA-19M - the Space capsule that brought British astronaut Major Tim Peake safely back to Earth after his months-long stint on the International Space Station - arrived at the National Science and Media Museum on Tuesday, September 26, for a two-month stay.

It is the first time the capsule has been displayed outside London since the Science Museum Group acquired it.

During its stay in Bradford, the museum will be hosting a number of tie-in events, including offering visitors the chance to experience a virtual reality descent from space with narration from the astronaut himself.

Mr Peake was the UK’s first European Space Agency astronaut, and was aboard the space station from December 2015 to June 2016.

The capsule, complete with equipped interior and char marks on its outer body from its re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere, will be displayed along with its 25m diameter parachute until November 19.