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8 Glushko Cosmonautics And Missilery Museum

Glushko Cosmonautics And Missilery Museum

Posted on December 6, 2010 by team


This interesting museum is situated in one of the ravelins of the Petropavlovskaya fortress, St.Petersburg. There in 1932-1933 first Soviet missiles were developed. The museum itself was founded in 1973 by V.P.Glushko.

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8 Responses to “Glushko Cosmonautics And Missilery Museum”

  1. Salty. S says:

    This is damn rocket science.

  2. Jimmy C says:

    Fascinating looking place. I visited the fortress in 2008 but didn’t know about this museum. A pity as I would love to have had a look around.

  3. FührerBunker.AT says:

    F. Bunker here.

    SU was a nation of great workers with great minds…

  4. Steamed McQueen says:

    My old neighborhood!

    Always thought it was curious that a museum of rocketry was located on the grounds of the oldest fort in St. Petersburg.

    Great pics, but a few things are missing… like a photo of the display commemorating the Apollo – Soyuz mission. (It’s in the very last display case on the left hand side, just next to the Soyuz capsule display!)

    Also missing is a photo of the plaque commemorating all of the cosmonauts… or at least the ones that made it back to earth alive.

    No, Gagarin was NOT the first person in space. He wasn’t even the first to return to earth alive. He was just the first that managed to land in Russia and even then he landed several hundred kilometers off course.

    Google ‘Vladimir Ilyushin’ (yes, the son of the famous Russian aircraft designer) if you want the real story about the Russian space program.

    Or go to http://www.lostcosmonauts.com

  5. George Johnson says:

    Great posting.

    Most people don’t know Russia actually made it to the moon. Well, a rover anyway, twice. The first one ended in a failure I think, but the second one roved around for a while and send information back. And it was just recently found too.

    The big engines fascinate me. It’s amazing they can design something like that, with all those little pipes running here and there. Seems like it would take many, many “trail and error” shots to find out you need them.

    Sort of like a big refinery or something, they have millions of little pipes running around. How do you build something like that?

  6. Bobble Hat says:

    Such beautiful engineering on display. Stunning!

  7. steve says:

    Are those moon rocks for sale?

  8. Mummeli says:

    What i find odd, in all of these ‘museum’ shots – are the lack of explanations in other languages. Do they cater only for local (russian) people? I’m yet to see a single description in english :(

    Here in Finland, we have all descrition in at least in 3 different languages (Finnish/Swedish/English) – but i guess Russian museums dont care about foreign visitors – or prefer to offer a tourguide for them (for a price).

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