The Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics in Moscow is quite an interesiting place. Even if you have never been to the Russian capital and do not plan to go there in the nearest future you may visit the place inside the post.
Belka and Strelka – the first animals that flew into space and came back unscathed in 1960.
Soviet artificial satellite. The first one was launched in the USSR in October 4th, 1957.
Exposition devoted to the first cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin.
Some of his pictures.
Yuri Gagarin died in March, 27th, 1968 in the air catastrophe performing a training flight in the aircraft MiG-15UTI. In the Soviet Union a national mourning was declared (first in the history of the country in memory of a person who was not a head of state). After him some localities and streets were renamed, many monuments were erected in his honor.
“Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin” is a large research vessel, the main ship of the space research service of the USSR built in Leningrad in 1971.
Exposition devoted to a Soviet scientist, inventor, school teacher K. Tsiolkovskiy. He also was a founder of theoretical astronautics. He managed to explain why we needed rockets for flying into space. He was researching aeronautics, astronautics and rocket dynamics.
Exposition devoted to S. Korolev, Soviet scientist, constructor of rocket-and-space systems, academician (1958). His name is connected with beginning of the era of space development by humans. Under his direction many Soviet ballistic and geophysical rockets, launch vehicles, manned space ships were created. Those ships were used for the world first flights into space.
Woman’s face of space.
Exposition devoted to V. Tereshkova, the first woman in space.
Mockups of satellites, space ships.
This place is interesting for both adults and children.
Cosmonauts landed on the Earth. The capsule is real, not a mockup.
Space food: chicken meat, caviar, cottage cheese, etc.
Copy of a lunar rover.
One can find any information he is interested in.
Copy of a MIR station.
“MIR” is a Soviet (and subsequently Russian) space station of the third generation that represents a complex multi-purpose research system. It is the first space station of a modular type. It was placed into orbit in February 1986, sunk in the Pacific Ocean in March 23rd, 2001.
Interiors of the MIR station.