VR Experience Tour is out of this world

East Renfrewshire MP, Paul Masterton followed in Tim Peake's footsteps as he attended Samsung's Space Descent VR Experience Tour drop-in Event in Parliament.

At the event, Paul experienced the astronaut’s journey from the International Space Station back to Earth in his Soyuz capsule through state-of-the-art VR technology – in a bid to bring the experience to local schools.

Samsung is inspiring communities across the UK by using a mobile bus to offer free VR experiences and educational workshops to secondary schools that are underperforming in science subjects.

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Paul Masterton entered a competition to have the bus visit a local school in East Renfrewshire by posting a photo of himself at the event on Twitter. The MP who gets the most re-tweets on their photo will be the winner.

Readers can help bring the Space Descent with Tim Peake VR Experience Tour to East Renfrewshire by retweeting the photo on Paul’s Twitter feed @PM4EastRen

East Renfrewshire MP, Paul Masterton said: “The work Samsung does to increase young people’s interest in technology and science is incredibly important and the Tim Peake’s Spacecraft National Tour is a fantastic way to engage with secondary school pupils. By retweeting my photo we can bring this wonderful experience to a local school and give children in East Renfrewshire the chance to travel from space back to earth.”