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Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics

Listed under Technology & Design Museums in Moscow, Russia.

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This monument, gracefully shaped in a take-off friendly arc called ‘To the Conquerors of Space’, topped by a rocket, houses artefacts from Russia’s history of space exploration. Some of the earliest pieces date from the 1920’s in the earliest days of cosmonautics and the collection and monument it was built in was established in 1964 commemorating the launch of Russia’s first artificial satellite, Sputnik. In front of the monument runs the Avenue of Cosmonauts leading up to a huge granite plinth topped with a statue of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, the founder of Russian astronautics, on the sides of the plinth are the other major characters in the Russian Space race, including Lenin, depicted in the Russian style. Inside are exhibits to the main heavenly bodies and constellations as well as a careful history of Russian space exploration including numerous personal accounts, photos and artefacts collected from ‘Star City’ the Russian cosmonaut training centre.

Address: Prospekt Mira 111, Moscow 129515

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