5 Underground Museum Of Astronautics In Moscow

Underground Museum Of Astronautics In Moscow

Posted on January 9, 2012 by


The Memorial Museum of Astronautics opened in Moscow in 1981. Why underground? Because it is located within the base of the soaring Monument to the Conquerors of Space in the northeast of the city.


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Though the space monument's tower was erected in 1964, the memorial museum did not exist for another seventeen years. Opening ceremonies took place on April 10, 1981, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the day Yuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit the Earth in space.

Busts of astronauts: Gagarin, Tereshkova, Komarov, etc.

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5 Responses to “Underground Museum Of Astronautics In Moscow”

  1. geoff says:

    On February 3rd, 1966 the Luna 9 was the first spacecraft to achieve a landing on a planet other than Earth and to transmit photo data back to Earth.

    It neglects to say that it Landed On The Moon !

    Wow who knew that !

    • (r)evolutionist says:

      The Moon is the Earth! (and not a planet, but a satellite). Venera was the first man-made object to land on another planet (Venus).

  2. alcanal says:

    Would really like to visit. Out of this world.

  3. Cro says:

    Gagarin is not just Hero of Soviet union, but a hero of a whole world. Museum is just stunning!

  4. Mors says:

    Did you see Makita tools? LOL, WTF ?

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