The space industry was the real pride of the Soviet Union. Therefore, in Moscow and its surroundings, there are plenty of places that are associated with cosmonautics.
To continue the topic we started a few posts ago, here is the list of them for you:
Alley of Cosmonauts. Brave astronauts and talented scientists, as well as a model of the solar system. The memorial complex prepares visitors for the main space attractions located at the end of the alley.
Monument to the Conquerors of Space. This obelisk, lined with titanium panels glittering in the sun, is 107 m high and depicts a rocket launching into space.
Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics. Now there you can not only learn about the history of space exploration, see real space suits, rocket engines and moon rovers, but also visit the interior of the Mir space station model.
Space Pavilion in VDNKh. Here you can see more than 120 unique samples of flying and space technology, rare archival documents, photographs and video materials about the history of space achievements.
Monument to Yuri Gagarin. The figure of an astronaut rises on a pedestal. It is made of titanium plates (a material that is used in the construction of spaceships). Its height is 42.5 meters.
Moscow Planetarium. Built in the 20s of the last century, it still remains one of the largest planetariums in the world.
Star City near Moscow. Star City became open to the public not so long ago. Before that the place was strictly closed. For an additional fee, you can take a jet flight and challenge yourself in a real centrifuge.
The town of Gagarin in the Smolensk region. We have already talked a lot about the homeland of the first cosmonaut.