Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age at The Science Museum


Yuri Gagarin before the first space flight, April 12 1961. c. RIA Novosti Pinterest


Discover the dramatic story of how Russia turned the dream of space travel into a reality and became the first nation to explore space, with Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age at The Science Museum.

In 1957, Russia launched the world's first artificial satellite, Sputnik; and just four years later sent the first human into space (Yuri Gagarin).

This exhibition reveals the most significant collection of original Russian spacecraft and artefacts ever to be shown in the UK, including Vostok 6, the space craft flown by Valentina Tereshkova (the first woman in space), and the 5-metre tall LK-3 Lunar Lander, built to compete with the first Apollo missions.


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Science Museum

Science Museum
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