The Cosmos Discovery exhibition maps the development of space flights from the first historical attempts up to the current missions and plans for the future. The exhibition features more than 200 original artefacts from the U.S., Soviet Union, and other countries.
The exposition is complemented by perfect replicas of space rockets and a large amount of original perioddocuments. All of the galleries contain LCD screens with period shots to illustrate the historical atmosphere. The exhibition provides an insight into the history, current day, and future of cosmonautics, whichis an integral part of the history of the 20th and 21st centuries.
- 10 variable galleries, including a cinema
- A Space Cardwith an actual astronaut’s name and life story provided to every visitor at the entrance
- Interactive Cosmocamp zone, cosmonaut training simulators, 3D technology
- Possibility of presenting a local space programme, including the inclusion of local cosmonauts to the Space Card
Most interesting exhibits:
- Original component of the Saturn 5 rocket F1 engine(for the first time outside the U.S.)
- Original Apollo return module engine
- Original part of the Houston control centre
- Original space shuttle nozzle
- Three original modules from the Russian Soyuz spaceship
- American spaceship from the Mercury Friendship 7 project
- Transit model of the Columbia space shuttle cockpit
- Apollo control module
- 1:10 model of the American Saturn 5 booster rocket
- Russian Lunokhod prototype
- Collection of meteorites, including a rock from Mars
- Opportunity Mars rover replica
World premiere of the exhibition - 12 September 2016, Slovakia, Bratislava.
First mission - Spring 2017, Portugal, Lisbon
Planned mission - Autumn 2017 to spring 2018, Italy, Rom