MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In St. Petersburg, in the Military-Historical Museum of Artillery, Engineers and Signal Corps, on April 9 at 12.00, the opening of the exhibition “Premonition of Space. Rocket science in Russia in the 18th – early 20th centuries. “
The new exhibition demonstrates rare archival documents and publications, such as, published in 1824, “the instruction on the compilation of entertainment lights, called fireworks, with the addition of the preparation of military firearms and incendiary items”, the scientific works of Colonel Konstantinov on military missiles with their drawings, his a report on the activities of a rocket establishment to improve combat missiles in 1850, drawings of missiles developed by M.M. Pomortsev and N.V. Gerasimov, their autographed memorandums on issues related to the work on the creation of missiles, their descriptions, reports of military commanders on the successful use of missiles, etc.
The opening of a new exposition complex will also take place, where several items related to the life and work of the first cosmonaut of the planet and the conquest of space will be presented.
Of particular interest is the R-406 VCh radio relay station, which was visited by Yu.A. Gagarin in 1968. Nearby in the window you can see a commemorative vase (goblet), which Yuri Gagarin presented to the crew of this station.
Visitors will also be able to familiarize themselves with the Greetings of the USSR Pilots-Cosmonauts Y. Gagarin, P. Popovich, A. Nikolaev and Aviation Colonel-General N. Kamanin to the participants of the rally of excellent combat and political training of communications units of the USSR Ministry of Defense dated May 17, 1963 with autographs of the cosmonauts …
The complex is supplemented by photographs and a souvenir donated to the Leningrad Museum of Artillery, Engineering Troops and Signal Troops of the USSR Ministry of Defense in the days of the mobile exhibition at the Baikonur Cosmodrome (in February-March 1979) – a model of the Soyuz-32 Progress-5 spacecraft.
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