Today is April 12, and today we celebrate Cosmonautics Day. Sixty years ago the first human spaceflight took place. The Vostok launch vehicle launched the Vostok 1 spacecraft, carrying Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. I think today is the best day to tell about the walk through the Peter and Paul Fortress and the Museum of Space Exploration I took last September.
In front of the entrance to the museum there is a descent apparatus of a spaceship. It was in space in 1991 and now it's attracting a lot of attention. To the left are the busts of Valentin Glushko, Sergei Korolev and Yuri Gagarin.
The full name of the museum is the Museum of space exploration and rocket technology V.P. Glushko. The museum is located in the premises of St. John's Ravelin of Peter and Paul Fortress, the entrance door is behind the arch.
If you go a little further, you can get into a quiet courtyard with a few benches. It is always quiet and sparsely populated.
In this yard there is a bust of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, and on the wall there is a plaque with a quotation from his article "Exploring the Worlds with Reaction Instruments" (1911-1912):
The Earth is the cradle of humanity, but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever
While I was resting and thinking about space, the area near the descent vehicle of the spacecraft was cleared of visitors, and I took the opportunity to take some more pictures.
|Smartphone||Xiaomi Redmi 3|
|Location||Saint Petersburg, Russia|