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From Kiev: 6-Hour Museum of Cosmonauts in Zhytomyr

Product ID: 84690
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Enjoy a trip back in time to the foundation of world astronautics. Visit the technology Museum of Cosmonauts in Zhytomyr and the Memorial Museum House dedicated to Sergey Korolyov.
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Duration: 6 - 8 hours
Starting times 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM
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Ukrainian, English, German, Russian

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Pickup from your centrally located hotel or apartment in Kiev.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Benefit from the company of a private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Visit the childhood home of Sergey Korolyov, founder of the Soviet space program
  • Listen to space music at the Museum of Cosmonauts
Full description
On this tour, you will first get to know the history of the missiles constructor Sergey Korolyov who designed the world’s first spaceship which took Yuri Gagarin, the first cosmonaut into space on 12 April 1961. You'll also visit the house where he was born, a little house with 5 rooms in the center of the city. It houses an interesting exposition from the time of his birth. The museum was opened in 1970 with the help of his mother. The exposition includes many private things, paper pictures and copies of rockets. Sergei Pavlovich Korolyov (1907-1966) was widely regarded as the founder of the Soviet space program. He led the development of the world’s first ballistic missile known today as R-7, which became a base for a long-lasting family of space boosters, carrying Soviet cosmonauts into orbit for decades to come.

The Museum of Cosmonauts and the Museum Memorial – House of S.Korolyov houses around 11,000 items related to rocket and space exploration, including the SOYUZ 27 reentry module with signatures from the Soviet era cosmonauts Vladimir Dzhanibekov and Georgy Grechko, a small sample of about 9 grams of lunar soil in a special round glass of 18 tiny grains elements constituted of slag, agglutinates, gabbros, limonite basalt pyroxenes and others. Give your attention to the full size replicas of a complete Soyuz Spacecraft, the Vostok 1 descent module, the Lunokhod2 lunar rover and also a trainer suit TNK-1 worn by the cosmonauts for physical exercises on-board the orbital station Salyut-6. You will also be able to find a collection of meteorites from space including  fragments of meteorite, some Gibeon, Namibia found in 1838 from the asteroid belt from 4.6. billion years ago and the meteorite Campo del Cielo with elements Fe92.6%, Ni 6.68%, Co.0.43% and P 0.25%.

Take a space chair and listen to space music. Explore the engine of the missile, see little copies of the Soviet era space rockets, spacesuit, meal for cosmonauts, equipment, pinks, books about space and learn about the first Ukrainian cosmonaut Leonid Kadenyk. Some exhibits are from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and from Zvyozdny gorodok - the space training center known in English as Star City. After visiting the museums, enjoy a 2-hour city tour of Zhytomyr and learn about the highlights of this town on a full-day tour.
Includes
  • Private guided tour
  • Professional local guide
  • 2-hour walking tour of the Museum of Cosmonauts and Memorial House Museum of Sergey Korolyov in Zhytomyr (6-hour trip)
  • 2-hour city tour of Zhytomyr by transportation (in 8-hour trip)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Round trip private transfer from Kiev and back again
  • Transportation by private vehicle, minivan or minibus
  • Time for the lunch after the tour
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees to the museums about USD 2 per person
  • Food and drinks
  • Extra services
  • Souvenirs and photos are available

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Important information
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• Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2-days of travel. In this case, confirmation will be received within 24-hours, subject to availability
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From US$ 221.83 US$ 199.65 Per group up to 3

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ARGOTOUR Kiev

Product ID: 84690