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Russian space museums - Q&A
« on: 10/07/2009 08:35 PM »
I know about the newly remodeled Cosmonautics Museum in Moscow, but are there any other public museums in Moscow? Is the MAI museum now open to the public?

Also, in St. Petersburg, I know about the Gas Dynamics Laboratory museum, any other public space museums there? There is supposed to be good museum in the Moxeits Institute, but foreigners must get permission from the Space Forces to attend, and I have no idea how to do that.

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Re: Russian space museums - Q&A
« Reply #1 on: 03/12/2010 06:31 PM »
Save up, go to Baikonur and get a good guide there (preferably 2, one russian, one kazakh) the whole base is a museum, and they also have a museum on the base to top it of.
Or go for work ESA, get yourself on a launch team and be like a kid in the candystore ;)

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Re: Russian space museums - Q&A
« Reply #2 on: 12/12/2011 03:03 PM »
An interesting museum in Vlasikha, south-west of Moscow, on the road to Kaluga :

http://www.forum-conquete-spatiale.fr/t13324-idee-de-voyage-vlasikha-sud-ouest-de-moscou
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Re: Russian space museums - Q&A
« Reply #3 on: 12/12/2011 03:18 PM »
There is Star City of course and the Gagarin statue in Moscow.

Also, do not forget to make your respects at the cosmonaut memorial grave stones set into the wall of the Kremlin near the large Mausolem that holds Lenin on Red Square.


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Re: Russian space museums - Q&A
« Reply #4 on: 12/13/2011 04:24 PM »
Try the Moscow Science and Technology Museum;
http://rt.com/news/sci-tech/moscow-science-technology-museum/

Many interesting displays including flown hardware. Looks like it will be getting remodeled in coming years.
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Re: Russian space museums - Q&A
« Reply #5 on: 06/03/2013 07:06 AM »
I am in St. Petersburg now and I tried to look up the space museum in the Fortress. The area is closed for reconstruction and there does not appear to be much activity. I can see a couple of rocket engines in the yard.

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Re: Russian space museums - Q&A
« Reply #6 on: 06/15/2013 09:34 AM »
Museum of the second cosmonaut German Titov located near the city of Barnaul. Official site http://www.muzeytitova.ru/

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Re: Russian space museums - Q&A
« Reply #7 on: 08/17/2017 05:39 AM »
There is a small museum in Samara, located under a Soyuz rocket.

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Re: Russian space museums - Q&A
« Reply #8 on: 08/17/2017 12:07 PM »
The Science Museum in London had a Cosmonauts exhibit in early 2016; there were a lot of neat pieces, which can be seen here: https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/exhibit/KwLibpPvWOZ3JQ. Most everything there came from either the State Museum and Exhibition Center, Rosizo in Moscow or Roscosmos. They also had several employees of Roscosmos walking around to explain everything. It was definitely worth a visit!

and the main link to the exhibit: http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/Plan_your_visit/exhibitions/cosmonauts
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