Notes and festive dinner-set: what else you can see at the online exhibition dedicated to Sergei Korolev

June 17

On June 12, the Museum of Cosmonautics opens the Burn, Shine out, My Star! online exhibition. You can find it on the museum's website in the Online Exhibitions section.

Users will explore the Memorial House of Academician S. P. Korolev, where he lived for six years, and will see the life of the chief designer of the first rocket and space systems through the eyes of Nina Koroleva - his friend, loving and caring wife and the main creator of the museum.  Last year it turned the 100th anniversary of her birth.

Most of the exhibits have not been exhibited before. Visitors will see personal notes of the Korolev family, a festive dinner-set ‘with birds’, as the academician called it in one of the notes, as well as music sheets of Nina Koroleva's favorite compositions and other personal items.

"The exhibition characteristic feature is that we will look into those places of the house that we do not see when visiting it: for the first time we will be able to see closely the workplace in the office of Sergei Korolev, his books, notes, records and a music player, Nina Koroleva's writing-desk and other things. With the help of 3D-technologies, music and sounds, as well as the voiced letters of Sergey and Nina Koroleva, we tried to enliven the museum and share with the viewer the most personal space of a person - his home. For the first time, visitors will be able to get acquainted with the biography of Nina Koroleva," Elena Apostolova, Head of the Academician S. Korolev Memorial House.

Why Burn, Shine out, My Star!?

The exhibition name refers to one of the Sergei Korolev’s favorite Russian romances Burn, Burn, my Star. The legendary designer was an outstanding scientist, but we must not forget that he, like any other person, had his own weaknesses and addictions: he also worried about failures, hid his worries and loved.

The exhibition consists of seven sections, including The Earthly Concerns of the Chief Designer. Our Sweet Home, Living room, Dining room, Library, Study, Bedroom. Nina Koroleva's Room and Monument to S. P. Korolev.

Notes and festive dinner-set: what else you can see at the online exhibition dedicated to Sergei Korolev

A house donated for a successful satellite launch

Academician S. P. Korolev Memorial House is a branch of the Cosmonautics Museum. It was built in 1959 by the architect Roman Semerdzhiev. The city donated it to Sergei Korolev the same year for the creation and successful launch of the world's first artificial Earth satellite on October 4, 1957.

The academician lived in this house for six years (until 1966). It was a time of titanic work of the designer and his colleagues. Sergey Korolev was at the head of all priority projects for the space development, the most important of which was the first human flight into space.

On August 1, 1975, by the decision of the executive committee of the Moscow City S. P. Korolev Memorial House was opened here. Inside, everything was preserved as it was during the life of the designer. The exhibition and collections of the Memorial House contain more than 19 thousand items, including personal belongings of the academician, documents, letters, photographs, furniture, household items, works of fine art, scientific, technical and artistic literature.

The Cosmonautics Museum is one of the largest scientific and technical museums in Russia. It appeared in 1964, when the monument to the Conquerors of Space was opened. Today it is one of the three most visited museums of the Department of Culture of Moscow. The exhibition is presented in eight exhibition halls. The museum's collection includes more than 99 thousand stock units, including samples of rocket and space technology, material relics, documents, pieces of philately and numismatics, objects of decorative and applied art, collections of paintings and graphics.

Also here you can get acquainted with the history of space launches, including the famous dogs Belka and Strelka. The museum represents authentic Soyuz spacecraft reentry modules, a mock-up of the first artificial Earth satellite, an original lunar rover control panel, a full-size mock-up of the Mir station base unit, and much more.


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