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The Cosmonautics and Aviation Centre at VDNH

A huge exhibition space dedicated to the Russian history of space exploration
The Cosmonautics and Aviation Centre at VDNH is a journey from the first idea of conquering the Universe to future space exploration projects. Here you can not only fly around the Solar System, but also see over 120 unique samples of aircraft and space technology, exhibits of military industrial enterprises, rare archival documents, photographs and videos about the history of space advances.

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Tour of the exposition of the Cosmonautics and Aviation Centre
An exciting historical journey through the stages of space exploration: from launching the first artificial Earth satellite into orbit on 4 October 1957 to the most sophisticated modern space research. During the half-hour online tour, you can find out amazing details about the flights of the first Soviet cosmonauts and the creation of orbital stations, see models of spacecraft, Mir Space Station and real spacesuits, visualise the processes of launching and returning a spaceship to Earth. The story will feature Yuri Gagarin, Sergey Korolev, Valentina Tereshkova, Alexei Leonov and other prominent figures of the Soviet and Russian cosmonautics. The online tour is hosted by leading guide Irina Nikitina.
Themed tour "Life in Orbit"
Find out what are the advantages of the modern Soyuz spacecraft over its predecessors, Vostok and Voskhod, how many minutes the flight to Orbit lasts and how astronauts prepare for the trip. The records set by Valery Bykovsky, Andriyan Nikolaev, Vitaliy Sevastyanov, and Valery Polyakov, space food, the secrets of maintaining the health of astronauts — Denis Romanenko, the guide of the Cosmonautics and Aviation Centre at VDNH, will tell you all about this.
This video has subtitles in Russian and English. Use the "Subtitles" function on YouTube.
Themed tour "Planets of the
Solar System"
The tour is dedicated to the history of human exploration of outer space and, above all, our closest neighbours — the Moon and the planets of the Solar System. Viewers will be told about the first lunar rover and Mars rover, as well as about the research of the Moon's surface, planets and comets using automatic interplanetary stations. They will learn how the exact distance from the Earth to the Moon was measured, what messages mankind sent to extraterrestrial civilizations, and who and why drew the figure 8 on the Moon. The online tour is hosted by the guide Denis Romanenko.
This video has subtitles in Russian and English. Use the "Subtitles" function on YouTube.
Series of meetings "Space Lessons"

Episode 1. "Profession: Cosmonaut"

Guests: pilot cosmonaut of the USSR, twice Hero of the Soviet Union Viktor Savinykh, test cosmonaut of State Space Corporation ROSCOSMOS Nikolai Tikhonov, cosmonaut candidate Yevgeny Prokopyev.
Episode 2. "Lessons of Courage"

Guests: pilot cosmonaut of the Russian Federation, Hero of Russia Alexey Ovchinin, deputy head of the Department for Organization of Aerospace Search and Rescue (Rosaviatsiya Federal Air Transport Agency) Alexey Lukyanov.

Episode 3. "The Space Ace"

Guests: pilot cosmonaut of the USSR, twice Hero of the Soviet Union Vladimir Dzhanibekov, engineer of the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre Albert Markov.
Episode 4. "A Year in Orbit"

Guests: Soviet cosmonauts, Heroes of the Soviet Union Vladimir Titov and Musa Manarov.

Episode 5. "Happy New Year, Outer Space!"

Guests: pilot cosmonaut of the Russian Federation, Hero of Russia Oleg Kotov, head of the medical support group of the Mission Control Centre (MCC) Irina Alferova, shift flight director of the MCC Rafael Ashimov.
Episode 6. "More Than a Cosmonaut"

Guests: Russian pilot cosmonaut, Hero of Russia Sergey Ryazansky.

Episode 5. "MAKS (International Aviation and Space Show): 25 years On High"

Guests: pilot cosmonaut of the Russian Federation, Hero of Russia Oleg Kotov, head of the medical support group of the Mission Control Centre (MCC) Irina Alferova, shift flight director of the MCC Rafael Ashimov.
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