March 1, 2021

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Finding Unique Objects for Cosmonauts

14 January, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

One of the biggest challenges for the Cosmonauts curators was to find exceptional objects to

tell the story of pioneering missions of space exploration.

How do you find the original spacesuit worn by Gagarin during his historic flight among several identical-looking orange garments with CCCP on the helmet? And just what do you need to do in order to borrow a Soviet Moon lander?

In this talk from Cosmonauts curator, Dr Natalia Sidlina, we answer these unusual questions and also discuss the objects that didn’t make the show – some too big to be shipped from Russia, some weren’t allowed out of the country and some, as it turns out, were just legends.


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