From 22 to 26 June, the Cosmonautics and Aviation Center at VDNKh will host excursions “Outposts in space”, “People and space”, “Time of the First.” Diamond-1 “,” Pavel Belyaev “,” Young Space “, sightseeing tours for visitors with reduced mobility and people with hearing impairments, lectures “Is there life on Venus?”, intellectual speed dating and space digest.Participation in all activities is free, upon pre-registration.
June 22 at 13.00, 15.00 and 17.00 there will be themed excursions “Outposts in space”, dedicated to the 46th anniversary of the launch of the Soviet manned station “Salyut-5”. Participants will learn why the Salyut, Almaz and Mir orbital stations were created and how the ISS works today. Visitors will see a full-scale model of the Mir complex, consisting of a base unit and three modules: Quantum, Quantum-2 and Crystal.
The Salyut-5 station was launched on June 22, 1976 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome using a Proton launch vehicle. The first crew (Boris Volynov and Vitaly Zholobov) arrived at the station on July 7, 1976, the second (Viktor Gorbatko and Yuri Glazkov) on February 8, 1977. Salyut-5 ceased to exist in the dense atmosphere on August 8, 1977, after spent 411 days in orbit. More information is available on the tours.
June 23 at 16:00 there will be a sightseeing tour for visitors with limited mobility. Guests will learn the history of Russian cosmonautics, from the very first steps to today, they will see authentic samples and models of space technology in full size. Cosmonautics and Aviation Center is equipped with special elevators, which makes the trip not only interesting but also comfortable for all our visitors. Participation through registration.
June 23 at 7 p.m. intellectual speed dating “Space Thursday” awaits visitors. This is a new format of activities launched this year and designed for communication, exchange of opinions and knowledge. At the beginning of each round, a specially invited guest puts on a topic related to astronautics. Participants discuss this topic with each other for three minutes and answer preset questions. Then a new question follows and the interlocutors change.
This time, the invited guest will be an astrophysicist, popularizer of science Vsevolod Lander. He will talk about the constellation map that was approved 100 years ago, what constellations different civilizations had and how to navigate them. Pre-registration required.
June 24 at 4 p.m. it will be a sightseeing tour for visitors with hearing impairments. The story of the most important milestones in the history of Russian cosmonautics will be accompanied by sign language translation. Registration on the website.
June 25 at 13:00, 15:00 and 17:00 there will be excursions “People and space”, timed to coincide with the day of the inventor and innovator (celebrated in Russia annually on the last Saturday in June). The exhibition of the Center “Cosmonautics and Aviation” broadly presents the pages of the history of the development of space technology. Here you can see models of launchers, ships and satellites, powerful engines and automatic interplanetary stations, each of which in different years was a real breakthrough in the history of practical astronautics. But who worked to turn these bold ideas into reality, who ensured the first successes of the Soviet space program? During the excursions, they will tell about people who have done everything to make space travel possible. To participate, you need to register via the link.
June 25 at 4 p.m. the lecture “Is there life on Venus?” will be held in the convention hall of the Cosmonautics and Aviation Center. Visitors will learn if Venus could ever become a second earth. The lecturer is an astronomer, senior researcher at the Swedish Astronomical Institute named after PK Sternberg Vladimir Surdin. To participate, you must register.
June 26 at 1 p.m. visitors are invited to the excursions “The Time of the First. “Diamond-1”. Pavel Belyaev “, dedicated to the 97th anniversary of the birth of this cosmonaut and the hero of the Soviet Union. The guides will tell how the “pioneers” were trained, if German Titov could become cosmonaut No. 1, how the first “paired” spaceflight went, about Soviet orbital stations.
Pavel Belyaev was born on June 26, 1925 in the village of Chelishchevo, Roslyatinsky district, North Dvina province (now Babushkinsky district, Vologda region). After graduating from high school, he served in the army and studied at a flight school. In August – September 1945, he participated in military operations against Japan. After the war, he continued to serve in the Air Force, graduated from the Air Force Academy and then became a squadron commander. In 1960, he was drafted into the cosmonaut corps. He made his flight on 18-19 March 1965 as commander of the Voskhod-2 spacecraft, together with Alexei Leonov, during which the latter carried out a spacewalk for the first time in history. You can learn about other details about Belyaev’s biography on excursions. Registration required.
June 26 at 15:00 and 17:00 In the center, “Cosmonautics and Aviation” themed excursions “Young Space” will be held, timed to coincide with Russia’s Youth Day (celebrated on June 27). Participants will get acquainted with the biography of the first cosmonauts, learn details about their flights. The guides will tell you if all the cosmonauts from the first division have been in space, how they were trained for flying. Registration on the website.
June 26 at 4 p.m. the next space contraction will take place. The host is Denis Prudnik, promoter of astronautics, founder of the educational project “We believe in space” and director of the museum Conquerors of the Universe at school no. 1155. Among the topics to be discussed are: an agreement on crusades to the International Space Station between Russia and United States, environmental activists’ permit for further testing of the Starship system, the consequences of the collision of the James Webb space telescope with a micrometeorite, the successful launch of the Chinese Shenzhou-14 crew to the Chinese space station, New Shepard NS-21 mission. Those who want to participate can register.