Closer To Stars

Closer To Stars

Let’s visit the museum of cosmonautics in Kaluga.

Closer To Stars

Closer To Stars

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

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Copy of the carrier rocket “Vostok”

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Three-seater space ship “Voskhod-1”

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Radio set for space ships

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Y. Gagarin’s certificate

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Model of the “Mir” orbital station with the adjoined space ships “Progress” and “Soyuz”.

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Earth satellites PS-1

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Man-carrying rocket model of K. Tsiolkovsky

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Space equipment

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Liquid rocket engine

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Auto camera AKS-6

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Catapult bogie for experimental animals

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Satellite “Kosmos-149”. Unfortunately almost all exhibits of satellites and space crafts are copies.

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Unmanned station “Luna-3”. In 1959 it photographed the far side of the Moon for the first time.

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“Soyuz” space ship control panel

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Landing areas of various space stations

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Unmanned station “Luna-9”. It was the first to perform soft landing on the Moon.

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All around looking TV camera “Volga”

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Interplanetary robot station “Zond-3”. Photographed the far side of the Moon and helped to make the Moon maps.

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Liquid rocket engine 11D 122

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Unmanned station “Luna-16” was the first to bring soil samples from the Moon.

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Space vehicle lander “Vostok-5”.

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Triaxal stable element. Needed for a space ship turning.

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Base block of the space ship power plant “Soyuz-T”, used for manoeuvring.

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Space ship “Vostok”

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Survival kit of the “Soyuz”

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The device measuring blood velocity through skin.

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Self-propelled vehicle “Lunokhod-2” – mobile laboratory controlled from the Earth.

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Semihard space suit “Orlan-“DMA”

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Lander of “Soyuz-34”

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Liquid rocket engine RD-0110

Location: Kaluga

via d-a-ck9

8 thoughts on “Closer To Stars”

  1. “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…

    • 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.

  2. 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?

    • 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.

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