January 24, 2016

SPACE RACE: THE COLD WAR AND BEYOND

Dive into one of the greatest battles between The Soviet Union and United States – The Space Race. Although, during over 40 year’s of the Cold War there was never a direct confrontation between the two superpowers it their constant rivalry was felt nowhere better than in the race to conquer Space. Immerse yourself in the Soviet era by going back to the cold war times while learning about the marvels of Soviet and U.S. technological advancements.

Your personal private guide will pick you up at your hotel and accompany to the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics. While traveling to the museum your guide will give you a brief history of the Soviet Union’s technological achievements that enabled the country to succeed during WWII and eventually become a superpower.

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You will arrive to the museum of Cosmonautics which is located at the base of an astounding Monument to the Conquerors of Space. As you walk through the halls of the museum you will hear the incredibly story of Yuri Gagarin – the first man in space and the master minds behind the Soviet astronautics program – Sergei Korolev. Throughout the museum you will be able to see the beginnings of the space era as it all began while eventually learning about successful moon expeditions and learning about the solar system.

As the museum is filled with models of space ships and rockets you will gain a feeling of being a part of an incredible cosmonaut exploring our universe while our professional guide will answer any of your questions that might arise.

After visiting the museum you will accompanied to VDNKh – which literally translates to Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy. Constructed in 1935 it is a perfect demonstration of the Soviet architectural style and takes its visitor’s back to the times of Joseph Stalin and Nikita Khrushev. As you walk around VDNKh you will also be shown the actual life size rocket and even a Buran Space Craft (similar to the U.S. Space Shuttle).

Buran shuttle

After this tour you will gain a better understanding of Soviet history and both the origins of the Cold War and the actions on why the Soviet government acted in the way that it did.
After the tour your guide will be happy to accompany back to your hotel or suggest a good place to eat or get souvenirs.

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