The whole history of cosmonautics in one place
Somehow it happened that I visited Kaluga in sufficient regularity, usually either passing through some of the local estate. or just cases.
Never got to walk around the city, and even more so to see the State Museum of the history of cosmonautics named after K. E. Tsiolkovsky. But once again it so happened that I had to go to Kaluga for one printing, meaning we had to ride 100 miles for 5 minutes. In the end, as in Kaluga, I got the idea to finally carry out his wish.
The state Museum of the history of cosmonautics named after K. E. Tsiolkovsky in Kaluga — the world’s first and Russia’s largest space Museum. In its creation participated personally famous designer Korolev and Yuri Gagarin. Last June 13, 1961 laid the first stone in the Foundation of the future Museum:
And after 6 years, the new Museum welcomed its first visitors. In the Museum you can get acquainted with the domestic history of cosmonautics, from the first artificial satellite of the Earth to modern long-term orbital stations. However, many of the original machines that had been in space you can see with your own eyes.
Some General views of the hall of history of rocketry and Astronautics:
Macerator unit of station “Mir” in scale 1:1:
Inside quite closely, but also people suffering from claustrophobia, do not take space:
And this. E. m-M. you know who you are:
There is also a small model of the entire Mir station:
The layout of the rocket ship Konstantin Tsiolkovsky:
The descent vehicle of the spaceship “Vostok-5”, which flew the 5th astronaut:
And this is from the lander “Soyuz-34” next to the suits:
A scale model of a reusable transportation system “Energia”-“Buran”:
Interplanetary station “Mars-3”:
Automatic space station “Luna-9”, which became the first machine made a soft landing on the moon and transmitted to Earth TV panoramas of the surface:
The familiar lunar Rover:
The Satellite “Kosmos-149”:
The ejection cart for laboratory animals:
But this is the first biological satellite of the Earth on Board was the dog Laika:
The 3rd artificial Earth satellite and the first automatic scientific station in space:
The layout engine:
And that the engine itself is from the 2nd stage rocket carrier “Energy”:
Oh, how in my childhood I wanted to have food in tubes, especially after a series of “Nu, pogodi!”:
In addition to the exhibits inside the Museum, there is the outdoor exhibition. The most interesting of these is a duplicate copy (not the layout) Gagarin “Vostok 1”, which was established here in 1973, the year:
In my opinion, it’s fine
In General, the state Museum of history of cosmonautics named after K. E. Tsiolkovsky has left me with a positive impression, the more long wanted to get there. However, there is a small sadness from the fact that all the samples are quite old, but I would like among the exhibits to see what’s going on in the domestic space nowadays.