Museum of Cosmonautics, one of the world's largest museums dedicated to science and engineeringIts history began in 1964 when the Monument to Conquerors of Space appeared on the map of Moscow. The museum tells stories of space explorers and showcases original artefacts. These include the famous Belka and Strelka, descent modules of the Soyuz spacecraft that returned from space, a real control panel of lunar rover Lunokhod and personal belongings of cosmonauts.The museum has a branch, the Korolev Memorial House.
Design and engineering solutions used in the first spacecraft in the 1960s are still the backbone of the world's space industry. During the tour its guests will discover how humanity managed to make such a huge step in space exploration only twelve years after WWII. The tour will also tell its guests about the role Soviet scientists played in these achievements, about lives and deeds of people who forged the rocket and space industry. The online tour is guided by Aleksandr Farafonov, category 1 guide of the Moscow Museum of Cosmonautics
Rockets and How They Fly
A space carrier rocket is one of the remarkable scientific and engineering achievements. During the tour its guests will discover what a rocket is, and when it was invented. How does it fly? How does it work, and what is it used for? The tour will offer its guests insight into the operation of jet engines that make rockets fly, design of these engines, rocket types and the history of the rocket industry. The online tour is guided by Aleksandr Ryzhov, deputy head of the Science Popularisation Department of the Moscow Museum of Cosmonautics.
Piece of Space in Moscow
The history of the museum began in the second half of the 20th century when the Monument to Conquerors of Space appeared on the map of Moscow in 1964. The titanium rocket near the VDNH metro station symbolised the quality technological leap of its time. The launch of the first artificial satellite, the first living beings in space and the first human in space served as the starting ground of the world's astronautics. During the tour its guests will walk along the Cosmonauts Alley and discover the history behind the Monument to Conquerors of Space and monuments to the fathers of Russian cosmonautics and pioneers of the star paths. The online tour is guided by Dmitriy Yeremenko, senior scientific fellow of the Moscow Museum of Cosmonautics.
Stories and Records of Space Explorers
Which cosmonaut spent the largest number of hours in orbit? Is it true that there was a wedding celebration in space? Who is aboard the International Space Station now? The tour will tell its guests these and other interesting stories and facts about space explorers. The online tour is guided by Dmitriy Yeremenko, senior scientific fellow of the Moscow Museum of Cosmonautics
Let's Fly to the Moon!
During the tour its guests will learn about flights of the first Moon stations and Apollo 11 as well as other interesting stories from the exploration of Earth's natural satellite. One of them will tell guests of the tour how the lunar rover was controlled and how the International Women's Day was celebrated on the Moon. The online tour is guided by Alfred Vardazaryan, deputy head of the Science Popularisation Department of the Moscow Museum of Cosmonautics.