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Monument to Conquerors of Space, Moscow
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The Monument to the Conquerors of Space was erected in Moscow in 1964 to celebrate achievements of the Soviet people in space exploration. It depicts a starting rocket that rises on its contrail. The monument is 110 meters tall, has 77° incline, and is made of titanium. The Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics is located inside the base of the monument.Location and surroundingsThe monument is located outside the main entry to today's All-Russia Exhibition Centre (known until 1992 as the Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy, VDNKh), in the northeastern part of Moscow, near Prospekt Mira ("Peace Avenue"). The easiest access is from the VDNKh subway station.Since the 1960s, this part of Moscow in general has had a high concentration of space-themed sights and names: besides the monument and the museum under it, the grand "Cosmos" pavilion in the Exhibition Centre displayed many artifacts of the Soviet space program. Many streets in the area have been named after the precursors of the space program (Nikolai Kibalchich, Friedrich Zander, Yuri Kondratyuk) and its participants (Sergey Korolyov).The Cosmonauts Alley south of the monument features busts of Soviet cosmonauts.
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  • Very beautiful and impressive structure. Reminder to foreign tourists, who won in space exploration.
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  • This monument with titanium vzmyvajushhej missile into space, probably familiar to anyone who has ever heard about the event, which started the space age mankind ... The monument is certainly a landmark for over 50 years and is one of the symbols of Moscow. Today have walked around the monument-to make sure it is in place. All right: rocket again shoots into space. Even though neljotnuju weather ...
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  • Passion for space though think the monuments handed down. 107 m in height the Obelisk is mainly completed in 1961.
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