Tag Archives: cosmonaut

06 Oct
2016
VDNKh: Top Three Temporary Exhibitions Known until only recently as The All-Russian Exhibition Centre and now by its original name, VDNKh (ВДНХ), this really is the perfect place to engage with exhibitions on a broad range of themes and topics. The magnificent pavilions house an entire host of retrospectives, expos and fairs throughout the year: I ...
08 Sep
2016
Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics The Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics [Мемориальный Музей Космонавтики], or the Moscow Space Museum, is appropriately located under the ‘Monument to the Conquerors of Space’ [Монумент «Покорителям космоса»] – a 110m titanium sculpture which depicts a rocket’s scent into space. Both structures stand as tribute to Soviet and Russian innovation in the ...
21 Nov
2014
Konstantin Petrovich Feoktistov (Константин Петрович Феоктистов) was born on February 7th, 1926, and died 5 years ago today, on the 21st of November, 2009. Konstantin lived a truly remarkable life, and had the honor and distinction of being the first civilian to ever go into space. Everyone who had been to space prior to him ...