Impossible Dreams

Sergei Korolve paintingThere is still time to catch a glimse of pioneering space history at the Science Museum, but you need to hurry. The exhibition finishes on 1 March 2016. I was pleased to have made the trip as it triggered memories and brought the Yuri’s Day storyline to life.

The display opens with sketches, models and artefacts from comrades who dared dream the ‘impossible’! Russians from diverse backgrounds were inspired to exchange ideas about space travel, producing posters, pamphlets, articles, art objects and exhibitions on the subject.

They formed clubs where they experimented in rocketry. With few industrial resources at hand, some even melted down household cutlery to build rockets. Years before the first viable space rocket, these enthusiasts were determined to portray the possibilities for human space travel.

space travel concept vehicle

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