Vostochny Cosmodrome Museum
The museum of the newest and fastest developing Russian cosmodrome located in the taiga
The Vostochny Cosmodrome has become one of Russia’s most ambitious projects of the 21st century. Construction of a cosmodrome, especially in the natural conditions of the Amur region, is an extremely complex task of engineering. The distance from Vostochny to Moscow is almost 8,000 kilometers. Blagoveshchensk is as far as 180 km away.
The Vostochny Cosmodrome Museum was opened in 2014 as part of the Museum of the 27th Red Banner Rocket Division.
Over an area of 450 square meters, the museum accommodates and displays more than 1,000 different exhibits devoted to the topic of space:
“Karat” space platform (solar-powered satellite developed in 2016).
Analog of the satellite “Zeya”, launched from the Svobodny Cosmodrome back in 1997.
Model of the “Soyuz-2.1a” launch vehicle, model of the “Lomonosov” satellite,
Models of the cargo spacecraft “Progress” and manned spacecraft “Federation”.
The Museum consists of several exhibition halls dedicated to cosmonautics that tell visitors about: the history of the creation and launch of the Svobodny Cosmodrome, a brief history of the Baikonur Cosmodrome, the history of the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, and the history of the Kapustin Yar Military Training Area.
A separate reference room gives information about companies working in the space industry, as well as pioneers of the space age.
12 Marshala Nedelina Str., Tsiolkovsky, Amur Region
Web site: kdcvostok.amur.muzkult.ru
Authentic spacesuit of Gennady Padalka, a highly experienced cosmonaut who made 6 flights to the “Mir” station and the ISS lasting a total of 878 days.
How to get
from Blagoveshchensk airport or bus station to the Closed Administrative-Territorial Unit of Tsiolkovsky