Last century, in the time of the cold war and the technological race, the USSR managed to begin its space era. The country was very successful in space exploration despite the fact it was still recovering after the war. In the period since 1957 to 1966 there were launched
more than 180 space objects, the first man was sent to space, the Moon, the Mars and the Venice started to be explored, many fundamental discoveries were made. To recall how the space was invaded we are going to the museum of cosmonautics in Moscow.
A super heavy rocket-carrier N-1 was also called "Tsar-rocket" because of its impressive dimensions. Its all-up weight is almost 2500 tons, its height - 110 meters. The goals it was created for were rather
big as well. It had to strengthen the defence of the country, improve scientific and economic programs, manned interplanetary transfer. However this rocket was never used as intended.
SAR-400 is a robot designed by Russian engineers for performing various kinds of tasks which may occur in space. The first model is undergoing tests now. Today it can do simple things which however can be dangerous for people. For example it can carry out an external
inspection of space vehicles for damages. It has two hands-manipulators with fingers and it can simulate all actions of an operator. The robot's manipulators have 21st degree of freedom, its arms - 28th degree. The mass of the robot is 144 kg.