Tour to Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics
Here is a wonderful opportunity for you to visit the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics in Moscow which recently opened after being renovated. The Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics building is built in the shape of a silvery rocket which has risen to a 100-metre height.
The idea of this museum belonged to the S.P.Korolev –the world famous designer of space craft. The museum was opened on April, 10th, 1981. There are more than 3,500 unique space items in the museum.
The exhibits are divided into sections and each of them depicts different stages of Russian astronautics history. You will see the first artificial Earth satellite, which was placed into orbit on October 4, 1957, a module of the «Vostok» space ship and a space suite of Yuri Gagarin. There are documents, photos, awards and personal belongings of Gagarin’s in this hall.
One section is solely for the history of Moon exploration. You will see «Luna-1″–the first space ship in the world which was sent to the Moon; «Luna-3″–the space ship which took the first pictures of «dark» side of the Moon; «Luna-9″–the first space ship which reached and soft-landed on the Moon; «Lunokhod-1″–moon walker; «Luna-16″–the returnable module which brought back samples of lunar soil.
The other section is about the exploration of the planets in our Solar system. Descent modules of «Venera-4» and «Mars-3» are automatic interplanetary stations, which collected their respective information on the atmospheres of Venus and Mars.
Manned orbital-flights are represented by the original «Soyuz-37,» the lock chamber of «Voshod-2» and space suits, such as «Berkut» and «Orlan-DM».
The museum is opened for visiting daily from 11:00 till 19:00. The days off: Monday and Tuesday.
The tour takes approximately 2 hours.
The price includes :
- Guide-interpreter (English, Spanish, French or German);
- Museum guide;
- Entrance tickets;
- Tour in the museum.
N.B. — We can arrange transport to museum, if needed.