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  • From Kiev: 6-Hour Museum of Cosmonauts in Zhytomyr

    1. From Kiev: 6-Hour Museum of Cosmonauts in Zhytomyr

    On this tour, you will first get to know the history of the missiles constructor Sergey Korolyov who designed the world’s first spaceship which took Yuri Gagarin, the first cosmonaut into space on 12 April 1961. You'll also visit the house where he was born, a little house with 5 rooms in the center of the city. It houses an interesting exposition from the time of his birth. The museum was opened in 1970 with the help of his mother. The exposition includes many private things, paper pictures and copies of rockets. Sergei Pavlovich Korolyov (1907-1966) was widely regarded as the founder of the Soviet space program. He led the development of the world’s first ballistic missile known today as R-7, which became a base for a long-lasting family of space boosters, carrying Soviet cosmonauts into orbit for decades to come. The Museum of Cosmonauts and the Museum Memorial – House of S.Korolyov ...

  • From Kiev: Museum of Cosmonautics and Zhytomyr Day Trip

    2. From Kiev: Museum of Cosmonautics and Zhytomyr Day Trip

    Immerse yourself in the secrets of the universe and space travel on this private day trip from Kiev. After getting picked up from your hotel, begin the 2-hour journey to Zhytomyr. Upon arrival at the museum, explore the main exhibitions with an expert guide and learn all about the beginnings of astronautics and the science that has made space travel possible.  Inside the museum, see original artifacts such as soviet astronaut landing capsules, their space food, suites, and photos. You will also learn about the life and times of Sergiy Korolyov, the inventor of the engine and rocket that took Gagarin into space. Later, spend some time in Zhytomyr and visit Gagarin Park. On the way back to Kiev, stop at the Korostyshiv Mines – a picturesque granite quarry filled with water. At the end of the tour, get dropped off back at your hotel in Kiev.

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