Brian May on Russian “Today” News as Alexi Leonov launches Science Museum Exhibition


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Brian May and Stephen Hawking were special guests at the London Science Museum where Russian Cosmonaut, Alexei Leonov, was launching “Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age Exhibition”, 21 May 2015. Includes interview with Brian May. Extract from Russian “Today” News (at 19:00 22 May 2015).

Tickets for exhibition now on sale:
Opens 18 September 2015
Exhibition will be open until 22.00 every Friday

Alexei Leonov launches “Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age Exhibiton” London Science Museum (from Russian “Today” 19:00 (22.05.2015)

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Alexei Leonov in London
Date: 21 May 2015 Start Time: 7 pm (Doors Open 6.30 pm)
Finish Time: 8 pm; Book Signing 8 – 9 pm
Venue: IMAX Theatre, The Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD.
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23 May 2015 by Gloria Bradley

Retired Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, the first human to walk in the space, announced the launch of an exhibition at Science Museum at London, and shared the emergencies that he and other crew members had to face during their space mission. The exhibition has been named ‘Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age’. According to reports, the exhibition is going to open on 18th September this year. It is supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation, BP and ART RUSSE. While confirming the opening date of the exhibition, the Science Museum announced that tickets are currently on sale.

The 80-year-old cosmonaut, who announced the launch of exhibition, walked in the space for about twelve minutes on March 18, 1965. Scientists on earth, who controlled that mission, called the event a remarkable achievement. According to Leonov, he and other crew members had faced a number of emergencies during their mission. After spacewalking for more than 10 minutes, according to Leonov, he battled to get back into the spacecraft. They landed off course in the Ural Mountains and were forced to spend the night in temperatures below minus 25 degree Celsius.

While talking at the Science Museum, Mr. Leonov said that there are so many problems during his first flight. Many of the problems were not possible to test on surface of Earth. “But I had to do it. What I want to say is that even if it’s only a small thing you want to achieve, you still need to make every possible effort and do it thoroughly”, Leonov added.

According to the reports, the exhibition in September at the Science Museum will feature the largest and most significant collection of Russian spacecraft that were ever shown in the UK. The exhibition will tell the implausible story of technological and scientific ingenuity.

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