Tomorrow’s day is marked as “Cosmonautics Day” in Russia and some other ex-Soviet countries. It’s devoted to the first flight to space made on this day, fifty six years ago. For this ocassion let’s visit a Gagarin’s museum in Smolensk, Russia and see what they got there. It’s the biggest museum in all Smolensk region and have a lot of cool stuff there too see – like the house of Yuri Gagarin, where he lived, slept etc.
This is the house where the first man in space, Yuri Gagarin, was born. He lived here till 1949 then went studying and returned only a few times for vacations.
He was born here March 9, 1934.
A bench monument devoted to Yuri Gagarin’s mother.
This is Yuri’s car which he drove when visited his parents here.
After his flight to space Soviet government made a new house for his parents.
And this is a museum nearby.
Lot of personal belongings are displayed here.
And paintings about him.
His first camera.
Another set of Gagarin’s uniform.
And his sport trophies and awards.
Some space food.
Presents to Gagarin from different countries of the world.
And this is the new house USSR built to Gagarin parents.
Yuri crashed on March 27, 1968 during a training flight. However he is still remembered and honored in Russia, especially on the day like tomorrow: 12th of April.