Astronaut Museum

The Moscow Cosmonautics Museum is one of the largest scientific and technical museums in the world.

In 1964 on the map of Moscow appeared a monument to the conquerors of space. The huge titanium rocket near the entrance to the VDNK exhibition became a symbol of the start of a new space age for mankind. The launch of the first artificial Earth satellite, the first living creatures and the first man in space became a starting point in the world of space programs.

The Museum exhibits evidence of the first successes and achievements of Russian cosmonautics: the first spacesuits, the first artificial Earth satellites; space equipment to study the Moon and planets of the solar system. Today the Museum's collection includes more than 93 000 exhibits: samples of rocket and space technology, documents, collections of paintings, graphics and assorted other items. The Memorial House-Museum of the academician Sergey Korolev is a branch of the Russian State Museum. Korolev was a pioneer of the Russian space program.

Visitors of the Museum can see themed rooms such as: "Dawn of the Space Age", “Creators of the Space Age", "Space Residence in Orbit" (modern-day manned space), "Study of the Moon and Planets of Our Solar System", "International Space Park", and "History and Culture of the Space Age”.