During the first eight days of this new year one could get into many museums of Moscow absolutely for free. It was a wonderful present for the citizens of the city. The museum of cosmonautics was one of those hospitable museums.
The museum has become more interesting and large. Today you need about two hours to see everything here.
The museum has large-scale mock-ups, and life-size copies of the originals. For example, you can see how cosmonauts were sitting in a module.
Did you know that such a locksmith’s set also flew into space?
And this is a set of connectors for work out of the space station. These things probably contain much titanium, gold and other interesting materials…
It’s not so easy to get inside the space suit!
And it’s a docking module.
Inside the model of the space station “MIR”.
Though purposes of some equipment are hard to understand.
It’s a space fridge!
Canned food eaten in space.
Here they even have chewing gum!
These are models of lunar rovers. Some of them are surprisingly light.
All the copies are of high quality.
And this is a real capsule inside of which a real person once landed. Its color is still so bright!
In the middle of the hall is a vehicle of the space program “Energia-Buran” which was closed in 1993 because of the banal lack of money.
We hope this museum will soon need a bigger building to place its interesting exhibits.