New quiz and other free activities at Cosmonautics and Aviation Center

Free quizzes start at the Cosmonautics and Aviation Center at VDNKh. This is a new format of activities: team competitions, where participants answer questions about space topics. The first quiz “Key to start!” will take place on February 6, 2022. In addition, the center will this week host excursions “Heroes of Space”, “To the Moon and Back”, “People and Space”, a lecture “Space is easy!”. Participation is free, with pre-registration.

February 2 at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 17:00 Visitors to the Center “Cosmonautics and Aviation” are invited to free tours “Heroes of Space”. Participants will be told about examples of courage and commitment from people who have worked and continue to work in the space industry. Guests will not only learn about the achievements of pioneer astronauts, but also about overcoming accidents and emergencies. Registration required.

February 3 at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 17:00 The Cosmonautics and Aviation Center will host free “To the Moon and Back” excursions, dedicated to the 56th anniversary of the landing of the Soviet automatic interplanetary station “Luna-9” on the surface of the Earth’s natural satellite. Participants will be able to examine the lunar globe, see full-size models of the automatic stations Luna-3, Luna-9, the lunar rover and find out what real lunar earth looks like. The guide will tell you about many years of research on the earth’s natural satellite, as well as whether there is water and a dense atmosphere on the moon, on which side of the moon you can find the Moscow Sea and how many people have visited the moon’s surface.

The Luna-9 station was launched on 31 January 1966 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome using the Molniya rocket. On February 3, 1966, Luna 9 made the first soft landing ever on a natural Earth satellite. More information is available on the tours. Registration required.

February 5 at 4 p.m. The Cosmonautics and Aviation Center will host a free “Space is Easy!” from the bike “Rymdyrken”. Lecturer – Ekaterina Manucharova, specialist in the field of education “Sputniks”. This company is engaged in the development of systems for microsatellites, platforms for creating such devices, equipment for flight training. At the lecture, visitors will learn about the goals and tasks performed by CubeSat nanosatellites, how the OrbiCraft 3D satellite training kit is, how it works and what it can do. Registration on the website.

February 6 at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 17:00 there will be free excursions “People and space”, timed to coincide with the birthday of the Russian cosmonaut Yuri Onufrienko, who turns 61 this day. The guides will also talk about Soviet space technology designers, who have never been off Earth, but have done everything to make spaceflight possible. Participation by pre-registration.

Center “Cosmonautics and Aviation” February 6 at 4 p.m. invites you to a free quiz “Key to get started!”. This is a new format of activities where teams will compete and test their skills. It consists of several rounds, the participants will have to answer questions about space topics. It is forbidden to use the Internet and mobile phones. All participants gather in the center’s lecture hall and are divided into five teams, each of which can have up to ten people. The length of the game is 60-90 minutes. The winning team will receive free tickets to the Slovo Center at VDNKh. In the future, such quizzes will become commonplace. Registration required.

Age limits for all activities – 12+.

Registration means free admission to activities, including entrance tickets to the Cosmonautics and Aviation Center. Masks are required to enter the center.

The Cosmonautics and Aviation Center is a covid-free zone. The exhibition area will be open to guests who have a valid QR code on the date of visit, which must be presented at the entrance together with an identity document (for people over 18 years), as well as children under 14 accompanied by adults with a QR code. Children between 14 and 18 years old can visit the museum without a QR code and companion. For further questions, call: +7 (495) 966-19-29.

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