Sergei Pavlovich Korolyov Museum of Cosmonautics

The Serhiy Pavlovych Korolyov Museum of Cosmonautics (Ukrainian: Музей космонавтики імені Сергія Павловича Корольова) is a technology museum in Zhytomyr, Ukraine dedicated to Serhiy Korolyov. Korolyov led the Sputnik project and was Chief engineer for the Soviet Union's rocket and space program from the late 1950s until his death in 1966. He was born in Zhytomyr, then part of the Russian Empire.

Serhiy Pavlovich Korolov Museum of Cosmonauts
Музей космонавтики імені Сергія Павловича Корольова
Cosmonautics Museum.jpg
Exterior of the museum
Former name
Zhytomir Sergei Pavlovich Korolov Museum of Cosmonauts[1]
Established1987 (1987)[2]
LocationZhytomyr, Ukraine
Coordinates50°15′13″N 28°40′40″E / 50.253627°N 28.677896°E / 50.253627; 28.677896
TypeTechnology museum
DirectorIryna Dmytrivna Dyachuk[1]

In 1970, the house in which Korolyov was born was dedicated as a memorial to him, a campus of the Zhytomyr Regional Museum.[1] The museum achieved independent status in 1987, and the present museum building was constructed in 1991.[2]

The museum houses around 11,000 exhibits related to rocket and space exploration, including the Soyuz 27 descent module, a small sample of lunar soil, full-size replicas of a complete Soyuz spacecraft, the Vostok 1 descent module, and the Lunokhod 2 lunar rover.[2] From 2013, 2.5 million visitors have passed through the museum's doors.[2]

Next to the exposition space, a rocket launches a geodetic version of the missile R-5 (8A62) (the rocket P5 was the first to carry a nuclear charge, and the last one to upgrade the A4 (Fau-2 missile) and the R-12 missile (8K63) (the first one was developed in the Dniepr ) with an engine on high-speed components

There are exposition of an animal in space

Suspicious in space

There are models of devices:

Learning the MoonEdit

Automatic stationsEdit

The Luna-1 model (E-1 No. 4) is the first apparatus that passed the Moon at a distance of 6000 km

A copy of the pennant that delivered the Moon 2 device (E-1 No. 6) to the Moon

Model Luna-3E-2A No. 1 of the first apparatus, which photographed the reverse side of the Moon

Luna-9 (Е-6 №13) the layout of the first apparatus, which makes a soft landing on the Moon.

The Soviet automatic stations brought about 300 grams of the moon's soil, in the exposition there are samples of the moon's soil

Moonlight Program (E8)Edit

Lunokhod-2 layoutEdit

Low-directional decimetre antenna

reflector Lunokhoda-2

Gear of the Moonlight

Program N1-L3Н1-Л3Edit

Monthly module EEdit

There are mock-ups of the lunar module E from this program, which was developed in the Dnipro in YuzhnoeEdit

Rocket N1Edit

The layouts of the rocket N1u are comparable to Saturn V

The tape recorder Malysh-BEdit

There is a wire tape recorder Malysh-B (main designer Babich A.I.) with automatic start from the thing, and the possibility of blocking control. It was developed for the monthly program - a spacesuit krechet-94. Such a tape recorder and its modifications Malysh-BM was used later in the flights of astronaut Beregovoi.

cassette for tape recorder

Flight scheme of Kondratyuk

Study of VenusEdit


The layout of the Venera-7 apparatus, which was the first working spacecraft to land on another planet on December 15, 1970.


There is an exhibition of the descent device of the Vega program (Veener and Galileo), which in 1985 made a soft landing on Venus and transmitted the signal for 56 minutes. Another part of this program was the study of the comet of Galileo, at a speed of folding 70 km per second.

Study of MarsEdit

Trajectory of flight to Phobos in 1988. Phobos program

Trajectory of flight to Mars

The Vostok programEdit

The first human flight into spaceEdit

Layout of descent device Vostok-1 (first with a man aboard)Edit

View of the porthole with a level of laziness

Space programEdit

Engine of the first stage RD-214 (rocket R12 and Space Missile)

Engine of the second stage RD-119 (Space-2) Layout 1:10

Program SoyuzEdit

Descent Soyuz-27 (real)Edit

Couch from Soyuz-27 descend moduleEdit

Layout of the ship Soyuz-27Edit

The Soyuz-27 launch keyEdit

Dictaphone individual Soyuz-7 cosmonaut DzhanibekovaEdit

Communication systems ZaryaEdit

One of Zarya's connection modifications.Edit

Recorder Zvezda-64Edit

The first space recording device that could suppress the noise of a spacecraftEdit

Recorder PigmiyEdit

(Soyuz-Apollo program)Edit

Recorder Planer-68Edit

Designer DunaevEdit

For work on the "Strela-1m" satellite. Recording 12 telegraph messages (length 10.5-12.5 s)Edit

Recorder Tyulpan-MEdit

Astronauts's foodEdit

Automatic control unit P-12Edit

There is a rocket control unit R-12. It was one of the most massive missiles in the territory of the Soviet Union, and the appearance of these missiles in Cuba caused the Caribbean crisis. It was the first rocket that was developed in the Dnieper.

It was the first rocket that had automatic control.

International Space Studies ProgramEdit

There is a layout of the Interkosmos-1 Intercosmos device

Spectrograph for photographing the sun

Oreol 3 (Aureus 3, AUOS-Z-M-A-IK, ARCAD 3), the Oreol-3 1981 (designed to study the nature of the polar light)

systems with power of signals that differ by 10-12 orders. The difficult task of isolating obstacles was solved

12 experiments (4 from the Soviet Union, 7 from France, 1 compatible)

Marine launchEdit

Layout of missiles Zenit-2 and Zenith-3SL Scale 1: 100

Leonid KadenyukEdit

Personal Cosmonaut Leonid Kadenukz mission NASA STS-87

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "Житомирський обласний музей космонавтики ім. С.П. Корольова". Управління культури Житомирської обласної державної адміністрації. Department of Culture, Zhytomyr Regional Administration. 2006. Retrieved 2016-07-17.
  2. ^ a b c d "Подорож у минуле". Музей космонавтики ім. С.П. Корольова Житомирської обласної Ради. Serhiy Pavlovych Korolyov Museum of Cosmonautics. 2013. Retrieved 2016-07-17.