Pavilion "Cosmos": how it looks inside, what a night show and how to get inside
Well! Finally, it happened! As it was promised, on April 12, on the day of Cosmonautics, the pavilion “Cosmos” was opened at the VDNKh, or as it is now officially called “Astronautics and Aviation”. We were very carefully preparing for the opening, on Friday the pavilion examined Sobyanin (the first photos appeared at that time) and checked everything himself. Why? Because on April 12, “Cosmos” was already accepted by Putin himself, which in general shows that VDNKh was taken firmly and thoroughly: the restoration project and the museumification of the pavilions and the territory is not just a question of one city, but of the whole country.
Inside the pavilion we will also take a closer look at this post, but for now I would like to show you a photo of the light show accompanying the first days after the opening of the pavilion. This show takes place every day until Sunday, April 15, at 20:30 and 21:30. So there is still every chance to make it.
Projections are made from several points and the whole pavilion turns into a big screen.
In addition, the show is accompanied by the acrobats of the French air theater Motus Modules.
So do not miss, a show of this level in Europe is not enough where you can see.
But walk along the pavilion itself:
We bring the ticket to the reader, the turnstile opens, we pass into a large room and the first thing we see:
Already just for this you can drive hundreds of kilometers. This is a descent module of the Vostok rocket. The original, who was in space. THE MOST, in which Gagarin returned from space!
Blackened below and rusty on all sides, the device, which opened the way for a man in space! World-class exhibit!
Here, in principle, a lot of original things, each of which can tell the whole story.
Separately, in the fashion of Western museums have become much of a place to do:
Everything is not hung with booths and a bunch of photographs and documents, in the visual flow of which you just get lost immediately, and the story unfolds in each drawer slowly, slowly, interestingly, as with a box of chocolates, when you never know what the filling will be inside further.
Here is another interesting exhibit:
The tail of the reusable shuttle, which was developed in the 1980s
On life-size mock-ups, you can tell the children in detail how the jet engine works.
And here's another interesting thing:
Androgynous docking module (that is, universal for all ships, and can perform both active and passive roles during docking)
And this is what the famous GLONASS satellite looks like:
Presented models of the main spaceports (not only Russian). Here, for example, "East":
Inside the pavilion there are many small pavilions with interactive screens, chronicles, diagrams.
For children, there is generally a separate educational center with master classes:
And separately, of course, I am glad that the pavilion itself was put in order and restored many small architectural details:
The star under the dome, for example, was returned:
Restored medallions and flowers:
In the pavilion there are attractions of virtual reality:
You can steer the ship, the cabin itself shakes, tilts from one side to the other
In general, I am glad that one of not only the best space museums appeared in Moscow,in general, one of the best museums in the country in the historic pre-war (with post-war rework) room.
Ticket price: 500 rubles full, 250 rubles - preferential.
Entry by session for now, due to the hype.