• Short Summary

    While scientists search outer space in their efforts to regain contact with Russia's Venus probe, an impressive display of history-making exhibits is attracting large crowds to the newly established Space Museum in the Moscow Planetarium, recently filmed by VISNEWS cameramen Bill MacConville during a recent assignment in the Soviet capital.

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    While scientists search outer space in their efforts to regain contact with Russia's Venus probe, an impressive display of history-making exhibits is attracting large crowds to the newly established Space Museum in the Moscow Planetarium, recently filmed by VISNEWS cameramen Bill MacConville during a recent assignment in the Soviet capital.

    Occupying pride of place in the museum is a portrait of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, the Russian scientist who fifty years ago indicated the way to master space, worked out a design for a space rocket, suggested the creation of artificial earth satellites, and laid the foundation for voyages to the stars.

    Justifiably proud of their space-research successes, Russian adults and children have become very space-minded. Posters and newspaper reports are read avidly, and veteran Sputniks and other recovered relics are treated with great reverence.

    Intelligently arranged within the Museum are models and recovered vehicles including Sputnik II that carried a dog - "Laika" - into orbit around the earth Nov 3. 1957; Sputnik III, the 2,925 pound space laboratory launched into orbit May 15, 1958; various models of the moon showing where Lunik II - the first man made object to reach the moon - landed, and photographs of the moon's surface as seen normally from earth, and of the usually hidden side sent back to earth from space by Lunik III.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAJLV4VOJ4QYSULL7INV9VNA6Q
    Media URN:
    VLVAJLV4VOJ4QYSULL7INV9VNA6Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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