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Cosmonauts exhibition launch

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Published on Sep 18, 2015

Highlights from the Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age exhibition launch. We were joined by cosmonauts Helen Sharman, Sergi Krikalev and Valentina Tereshkova. Discover more at http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/cosmo...

Cosmonauts will reveal 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, and examine the fascinating gadgets cosmonauts need to live in space, including a 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 and NASA

Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age opens 18 September 2015 - 13 March 2016. The exhibition is supported by BP and has additional support from ART RUSSE (Major Funder) and the Blavatnik Family Foundation. Book tickets now: http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/cosmo...

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