The Military Uniform Museum presents a new exhibition dedicated to one of the most important events in the history of the planet – the 60th anniversary of the first human flight into space
On April 12, 1961, Soviet pilot Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was the first to discover interplanetary routes to the world! The following decades were marked by outstanding space world victories and discoveries, while Soviet science and cosmonaut pilots firmly held the palm. The world's first spacewalk, the first female astronaut, the first spacecraft to reach the surface of Venus and Mars – these are all achievements of our Motherland.
At the exhibition "60 space years", implemented jointly with Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics (Moscow), The United Memorial Museum of Yuri Gagarin (Gagarin) and private collectors will present items that embody our heroic space age. Visitors will be able to see the personal belongings of Yuri Gagarin-a flashlight, a flight jacket, a shaving device; the flight suit and flight glasses of Andriyan Nikolaev who have been in space; the everyday uniforms of Alexey Leonov and Vladimir Komarov, the pilot-cosmonaut "No. 7", the first person to die during a flight into space.
The exhibition will be supplemented with rare authentic photographs, including those taken a few minutes before the launch, at the Baikonur cosmodrome, when Yuri Gagarin landed in the Vostok-1 spacecraft and said goodbye to S. P. Korolev.
The atmosphere of national jubilation on the April day of 1961 will be perfectly emphasized by the special issue of the newspaper" Pravda", dedicated to the first man in space.
These and other exhibits belonging to people who have conquered space will be shown to the guests of the Museum until May 10, 2021.