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1 Trip to a Research Lab in Moscow with Real Space Rockets, part 1

Trip to a Research Lab in Moscow with Real Space Rockets, part 1

Posted on June 16, 2014 by tim


Moscow is not even close to the places where the most Russian space launches are being performed. However, Moscow has a bunch of scientific research centers and universities which contribute to the technology, so there is a place in Moscow where real life rocket engines are stored, right in the university. This is a post of a trip to such a place which Svetlana (the author) made on a day known as “Cosmanautics Day” in Russia. This place is not a museum and generally is not open to the public. Special permission is needed to obtain a ticket there.

This lab hosts a few rockets. These are not copies of the rockets, not dummy models, but are real life rockets and their engines. This one is an R-7 rocket. Svetlana says that exactly this model rocket carried the first satellite “Sputnik” into its flight in space. She says that it is being used even now, probably in a different modification, but the base stays the same. A space rocket that took into space many legendary Soviet and Russian cosmonauts and satellites can be seen in this lab in particular detail dissected for your viewing pleasure inside the post.

Near the rocket there is a part of its jet chamber where the fuel gets burned.

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One Response to “Trip to a Research Lab in Moscow with Real Space Rockets, part 1”

  1. rostit says:

    Thanks Svetlana!

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