Museum of the History of Cosmonautics: Touch the Stars
The second half of the 20th Century went down in history as the age when Mankind first left the confines of the Earth and started to explore space. And, the USSR was, beyond all doubt, the leader in that grand project. The launch of the Earth’s first artificial satellite, in 1957, opened a new chapter in the history of Man’s relationship with the Universe. The dogs Strelka and Belka made successful orbital flights in Sputnik 5, and their mission helped to reduce the risk of fatal accidents and led to improvements in the launch process. And, in 1961, the whole world was excited to hear the news of Yuri Gagarin’s flight - the first human to go into orbit and see our planet from space. Other landmarks in space exploration followed: the world’s first female cosmonaut, Valentina Tereshkova, made her historic flight two years later, and in 1965 Alexey Leonov went on the first spacewalk. But just listing these facts can scarcely convey what these achievements actually looked and felt like. We therefore invite you to discover the Moscow Museum of Cosmonautics, located in the base of the dramatic and futuristic space monument, and explore the history of the Soviet Space Program.
In our program:
- The guide will show you the fascinating exhibits in the museum and tell you about their history. You will learn about galaxies and nebulae, the construction of rockets and the training of cosmonauts and see equipment that has been in orbit as well as life-size models of Space stations and ships.
- You will visit sections of the Mir Space station and learn about how cosmonauts cope with living in zero- or micro-gravity conditions. As you look at the clothes and helmets worn in space and see the instruments they use you will start to feel like a cosmonaut yourself! Visitors are always fascinated to see and handle the tubes of ‘space food’ and the collection of meteorites.
- There are also sections devoted to the space programs of the United States, Europe, China and the International Space Station, providing a truly global perspective on this great human enterprise.
- You will be able to watch an entertaining documentary about space in the museum’s comfortable cinema. The cinema’s unique design will make you feel that you have left the earth and are journeying to through the Universe in a space station.
We are sure that you this unique museum will make a lasting impression on you!
Please use the special form to book a tour for 11 guests and above
Main entrance to Museum of Cosmonautics
Overview Cosmonauts Alley
The Monument to the Conquerors of Space
Bronze model of the Solar system
Sightseeing tour of the Museum of Cosmonautics
The history of Soviet and Russian cosmonautics
The first artificial satellites of the Earth
Spaceports and launch vehicles nowadays
End of the tour