29 May 2015
SIDE PANEL: RUSSIAN SPACE ARTEFACTS TO TO ON SHOW
Mr Leonov was speaking at the Science Museum at the unveiling of a new exhibition called Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age, which opens on 18 September 2015.
This will feature the most significant collection of Russian spacecraft and artefacts ever to be shown in the UK, including several spacecraft from the Space Race in the 1960s and 1970s.
It tells the remarkable story of Soviet scientific and technological ingenuity that kick-started the space age. In 1957 the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the world’s first artificial satellite, and four years later sent the first human into space, Yuri Gagarin.
Mr Leonov later became the first person to venture out of a spacecraft on a spacewalk on 18 March 1965.
It was also revealed that the third Starmus Festival will take place next year in the Canary Islands – a chance for the public to see talks from notable space celebrities. The event in 2016 will be a tribute to Stephen Hawking, who will be in attendance, along with Brian May, a host of Nobel prize winners, scientists and astronauts.
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