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The First Spacewalk Can Be Seen in Vyoshenskaya

18.03.2015

The exhibition “Life in Weightlessness” from the State K.Tsiolkovsky Museum of the History of Cosmonautics has a successful run in the People’s House of the National M.A.Sholokhov Museum-Reserve.

The exhibition displays unique exhibits: a model of the world’s first spaceship “Vostok”, the world’s first spacesuit CK-1, authentic space clothing which the cosmonauts were wearing in orbit, and others.

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the first in the history of mankind spacewalk, which was carried out on March, 18, 1965, the visitors show their great interest in examining the photographs of the spaceship “Voskhod-2”, of its legendary crew – Pavel Belyayev, the spaceship commander, Alexey Leonov, a pilot, the pictures of spacewalk and the traffic pattern made by A.Leonov.

That grand event took place on March, 18, 1965, at 11.30 a.m. Moscow time and lasted only 23 minutes and 41 seconds (12 minutes and 9 seconds – in outer space). The spacewalk was carried out by cosmonaut Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov; he became the first man who saw the planet of Earth not through the porthole of the spaceship, but from the outer space. During the spacewalk Leonov showed exceptional courage including emergency situations, one of which was caused by the spacesuit bloated out and impeding the return into the spaceship. The cosmonaut managed to get into the airlock module only after relieving the pressure excess out of the spacesuit.

The multimedia programs complementing the exhibition give the visitors a unique opportunity to see how cosmonauts live and work on board the spaceship, what they eat and what experiments they carry out.

The exhibition “Life in Weightlessness” will run until April, 14. We invite the visitors to see the collection of the world’s first museum of the history of cosmonautics and learn more about one of the most interesting professions.

 

Elena Morozova