Moscow for the space race geek
August 23, 2014 1:13 AM Subscribe
I'm travelling to Moscow for two weeks in mid-September. Apart from the touristy space monument
and Museum of Cosmonautics
, what else can a space travel geek see/do/buy in Moscow?
posted by beijingbrown to Travel & Transportation around Moscow, Russia (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I love everything about the 'space race' era - I've seen every possible documentary about 'Chief Designer' Sergei Korolev, the Sputnik and Vostok projects, and even earlier figures in Russian rocketry like Konstantin Tsiolkovsky. I grew up reading beautifully illustrated
children's books from Moscow's Mir publishers.
Apart from the two sites above, what else can I see in Moscow related to the space race era? Are there bookstores where I can buy old Mir titles, or posters? Are there space-themed cafes or restaurants? Shops where I can get space memorabilia? Other museums and sites outside the tourist circuit? Bands, shows, plays, performances, exhibitions about that era?
I have a lot of time, and a friend who speaks Russian who'll be accompanying me. I don't mind making day trips outside of Moscow if there are any places worth visiting nearby.