In 1946 the Council of Ministers of the USSR adopted a decision on the establishment and development of specialized engineering offices, and testing grounds for the space exploration. S. P. Korolev was appointed as a director. Already in 1951 a rocket was launched from Kapustin Yar. There were dogs on its Board — animals took flight and returned safely to Earth.  The world’s first artificial satellite of our plane was launched from Baikonur cosmodrome into orbit on 4 October, 1957. The era of practical exploration started.

On 12 April, 1961 the spacecraft “Vostok” with a man on Board was launched successfully from the Baikonur cosmodrome. The first flight into space was carried out by Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin!
The history of Soviet and Russian cosmonautics, the first artificial Earth satellites, the first flight of the man into space, the space missions to the moon and planets of the Solar system, the triumphant victory and Grand accomplishments…

Space Journey

The Space Museum is one of the largest science and technology museums in the world. Here you can find a number of interactive exhibits in special zones equipped with simulators similar to those in the Cosmonaut Training Center, e.g. the transport spacecraft rendock simulator, virtual ISS (international space station) simulator and a search helicopter cockpit mockup. In the museum there […]

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The origins of Aviation and Cosmonautics

Central House of Aviation and Astronautics is Russian oldest and one of the first air-space museums in the world. There you can learn the history of aviation and cosmonautics. All museum staff are directly related to aviation and the director is a veteran pilot sniper! The display in 5 halls is dedicated to the aeronautics and aviation, their establishment and […]

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Moscow Planetarium С Детьми

If you want to see the stars on a bright sunny day, you have to descend to the bottom of the well. To admire the starscape on a cloudy day, get on a plane and rise up above the clouds. In order to see the famous Southern Cross, one of the most beautiful constellations, you must make a journey to […]

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