8 Closer To Stars

Closer To Stars

Posted on July 5, 2012 by team


Let's visit the museum of cosmonautics in Kaluga.


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Outdoor exposition. Three meteorological rockets, a landbased medium range ballistic missile R-12 "Dvina".

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8 Responses to “Closer To Stars”

  1. asteroid no.444 says:

    This is my kind of place.

  2. Fred Johnson says:

    Nice to know the Russians carried floss with their meals. Plenty of it too from the looks of it.

  3. Kent of Sweden says:

    “Unfortunately almost all exhibits of satellites and space crafts are copies.”
    Well Duh!!! The real ones were sent into space and those who did return usually did it in a great big fireball. Noone really saw a point in building extra space-craft just for show, the once that were built were used…

    • jeffrey pigden says:

      NASA often built an earth-bound version of a satellite without internal equipment, functioning rockets, etc.. This allowed them to train transport and installation personnel without risking the expensive “real thing”. In many cases, the environment ‘off-earth’ meant that the real satellite could not handle earth environment.

  4. better dead than red says:

    Second is better than third .

  5. Liptonius says:

    I have a question about the “radio set for space ships”.

    Well, it LOOKS like a standard consumer radio of the period, and… how would a good cosmonaut work those knobs in gloves?

    • d_a_ck9 says:

      Yes, it looks as really standard radio but it has special baseband. Inside the spaceship there is an atmosphere so cosmonauts do not need to wear special equipment.

  6. antinevralgic says:

    How do astronauts take a sh*t without the help of gravity???

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