Discover the dramatic story of how Soviet Russia turned the dream of space travel into a reality in this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition. Open 18 September 2015 - 13 March 2016. Book now: http://www.sciencemuseum.or...
See the most significant collection of Russian spacecraft and artefacts ever to be shown in the UK. Come face-to-face with Vostok-6, the capsule flown by Valentina Tereshkova, the first ever woman in space, or examine the fascinating gadgets cosmonauts need to live in space, including a space shower, toilet, medical instruments and survival kits for crash landings.
Explore the historical, cultural and spiritual context of Russian space travel, shaped especially by the turbulent early decades of the twentieth century. See poignant testimonies and memorabilia belonging to some of the biggest names in spaceflight and discover the deeply personal stories of the pioneers who kick-started the space age.
Film credits: BFI National Archive
Music: Red September, Composer: Terry Devine-King Publisher: Audio Network Limited