To The Moon And Back – The Cosmonautics Museum in St. Petersburg

Love will fly you to the moon and back but all we needed was a trip to the Cosmonautics Museum, while in St. Petersburg.

The museum itself is situated in the Peter and Paul Fortress, the entrance for which is free. Hurrah!

The nine rooms of the museum contain pieces of the history of the Soviet space programme from Sputnik to Mir which would make any space lover smile and maybe like me, wonder how advanced in terms of technology Russia was in the 30s and probably before that.

I had started smiling and was immensely happy just at the sight of the little rocket at the entrance of the actual museum.

So, it is probably easy to imagine my excitement when we walked in to discover pieces of the actual satellite that was sent to space, clippings from newspapers from all over the world, talking about the launch of Sputnik and parts of an actual rocket. It’s been weeks since I’ve been back and I’m still dreaming…

And that wasn’t all. An insight to the research lab where the first Soviet liquid-fuelled rocket was developed in 1932-33, with exhibits such as the furniture and equipment used at the time

spacesuits, astronaut food  and the Soyuz 16 re-entry capsule in which the Soviet cosmonauts returned to Earth, made this visit a truly memorable experience.

On that day not only did I get to become an astronaut, (the silly expression on my face says it all)

but got to see that Russian people do smile after all. 🙂

About delightfullypeculiar

I'm Vasi, Greek living in the U.K. I wouldn't call this blog my sewing journey but an attempt to make and do the things that make me happy, sewing being one of them.
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