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When you grow up you want to be... an astronaut?

Who did you want to become when you were little? I bet a lot of you said Astronauts, I have friend who want to be alien when he grows up. I can't really say I am a grownup (not age wise for sure) but I am always curious about space. That is my little excuse to be posting this today: sharing my experience from Zvezdny Gorodok (or Star City) in Moscow region. It is a place established and opened by the famous Yury Gagarin (first man is space) and it still accommodates astronauts before and after they trips. For example not long before there were people from India there. And they also have a super interesting museum. People who work there are very passionate about their job so you don't need much to get them talking. I received a good story about salmon suit just because I stared at it longer than she thought uninterested person would do. It is intended for water but was never used as there never was a water landing case. Except of one time when two people landed on a lake in early 90s but it was frozen. The scary part if that the boat was upside down and people were afraid to open it if the astronauts are alive. They were ok but tired because they handed upsidedown for hours.
Below you can find a tour to the museum with my favorite shots












Salmon suit photo turned out a little awkward with the reflection of my friend in there but it still need to be posted as well because I told you a story about it.
 
The reason I visited it this otherwise closed town is to run! It was the last in the series and I am happy. It was fun to run almost each weekend during almost two months but frankly I am a bit tired to have weekend all prepped up for a run early in the morning. I am not enough of tourism though! I have plans to have no plans but greeting my husband back home for the upcoming weekend and I couldn't more excited about it. It's nice to be able to be spontaneous for a change. 



My outfit is super casual and there is nothing about it to actually say it. The weather was pretty nice so I didn't mind enjoying it but being post run during not exactly hot day made me wear extra layers. It might be nice, for a change as well.


 

Have a nice day,
Lyosha

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  1. I wanted to be an astronaut also when I was growing up! Haha! Nice pictures.

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  2. When I was a child, I want to become a scientist, but as I grew up my life goals also changed. Now, I want to become a successful blogger & an investor. Btw, your post is amazing specially the pictures😍.

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  3. Oh how FUN! You are doing so many fun things, I've a little jealous!

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  4. This museum looks like so much fun, my hubby would love this.

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  5. This museum looks like a blast, I bet my kids would love it here! I wanted to be a vet and work with animals.

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  6. That looks like a very interesting museum. Actually, when I visited Moscow, I did see a replica of a spaceship in Gorki Park. That was pretty cool.

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  7. Мало самого космоса. Не хватает макетов галактики)) или чего-нибудь такого, но все равно познавательно.

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    1. музей именно про космонавтов, а не просто про космос. там очень много экспедиции и прочее. Галактика, конечно, не помешала бы, но гордятся они именно подготовкой кадров. И кабинетом Гагарина.

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  8. Wow, this looks like it would be such a cool place to explore and learn about being an astronaut! I think it would be so amazing to go to space.

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  9. That museum looks an amazing place for me to visit and explore like that looks so amazing...indeed glad you shared this with us..

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  10. How fun! I showed my daughter the pictures. She is always saying how she wants to be an astronaut. We visited our local space museum, and loved it. Great photos!! :)

    Stephanie S

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  11. So neat to see the adaptation and transformations of astronaut suits. Such a historical museum. Although I have never wanted to be an astronaut. I love that you participated in a fun run too.

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  12. I never wanted to be an astronaut but I still really enjoyed reading this blog posts. All the photos look great.

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  13. I love this museum. My son is very much interested and we have one here in our place too. Liked your outfit too, super cool.

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  14. this looks like so much fun! I need to check it out!

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  15. I definitely wanted (and still want) to be an astronaut! Haha. This is so cool.

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  16. That is an interesting museum. I've been to an aircraft museum but there was nothing about astronauts and their paraphernalia. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. I’m fascinated by all things to do with space so I’d love to visit this museum. It looks like great fun

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  18. This place looks amazing! My 7-year-old son would love it there. Looks like they have a lot of fun things to do.

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  19. I didn't have an opportunity to visit this place, but would love to. I've been reading a lot about Gagarin's death and the reasons behind it. Watched a ton of documentaries. Fascinating.

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  20. Space is fascinating. Now I am homeschooling three year old kids who want to be an astronaut and explore space. I'm sure they would love to go to this place. :)

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  21. I loved your pictures and those spacesuits looks super duper cool. I am guilty in saying I wanted to be an astronaut growing up. Or an astronomer more specifically. Hahaha. Now, i guess reading about them is the next best thing!

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  22. That looks like a cool museum. I don't know if I ever wanted to be an astronaut, but I always liked learning about stuff like this. Congrats on your race!

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  23. It looks like a cool trip, Lyosha! I bet you learned a lot. :)

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  24. At some point in my childhood even I wanted to become an astronaut. Even today I feel very curious how it must be for them going into space! I will show these pictures to my kids. They are going to love it !

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  25. This is awesome and looks like it was such an amazing experience! I know I never really wanted to be an astronaut because I was honestly kind of scared of going into space. LOL However, I would love to visit that museum!

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  26. My 8-year-old is currently saying he wants to be an astronaut! I am tasked with finding him an astronaut costume this week!

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  27. I think everyone wants to be an astronaut when they're little. Then reality hits and as you grow up you realize that being an astronaut is another level of commitment and not meant for most. Nice pictures.

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  28. Who didn't want to be an astronaut growing up? :) Really cool museum!

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  29. That museum looks so interesting. I would love to go check it out someday!

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  30. What a cool museum! I want to be a scientist and an astronaut too. So nice right?

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  31. The museum looks so good. I am gonna love it when I visit there!

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  32. Oh my gosh, that first picture made me smile. I love it! That looks like an amazing place to visit. It is amazing that you are such a dedicated runner as well. You inspire me!
    the creation of beauty is art.

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    1. thanks! It was not that easy you know, I did't have zero g to pose!
      and thanks for mentioning running. It is a great fitness activity for me: it is outdoors so I enjoy beautiful views, it's affordable, it provides me with me time and I don't have to go anywhere to do it, just leave the door. I find organized runs a great motivation to keep up, without it it is hard sometimes to push yourself to do better for yourself

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  33. Good thing we can still be growing up and became who we want to be! It's never too late.

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    1. yeah, there is a space program for that. You just need tons of money for that now

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  34. I can tell you had an awesome time. My younger daughter would enjoy that place as well.

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  35. Funny I did! Sapna has inspired me as the first Indian astronaut, sounds like a cool run!

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  36. really enjoyed my read & viewing the photos captured, actually my childhood ambiiton also wanna be an astronaunt before too. a lovely sharing. cheers, siennylovesdrawing

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  37. I did not want to be an astronaut. I wanted to be a singer. I still sing, just not professionally. I would love to visit there as well, looks like a lot of fun.

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  38. You certainly enjoyed yourself in Zvezdny Gorodok (or Star City) in Moscow. The museum has interesting items to see.

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  39. Congratulations on another run in the books! I love the colour of that top on you - it's so much fun!
    I would love visiting a museum like this. While I never pictured myself as an astronaut growing up, I have always been fascinated with the idea of space travel and the science behind it all. If I'm ever in the area, I'll definitely need to check it out!

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  40. Sounds like the perfect getaway with the family! Will definitely put it on my bucket list :D

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  41. At some point in life even I wanted to be an Astronaut. That is such a cool museum, especially for someone who loves space studies and astronauts.

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  42. What fun it would be to travel among the stars. I wanted to be a teacher, or singer/actor when I grew up. Funny how now I approach 50 in a few years that I still don't feel "grown up".

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  43. One of my daughters enjoys everything related to astronaut. She would enjoy this trip. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  44. I always knew I wanted to be something to do with the arts (singer, writer, etc), but I am still SUPER fascinated with space and the thought of being an astronaut! As an adult, I am even more aware of the fact that I could *not* cut it in space 😅 but I am so amazed at everyone who aspires to go up there and change life as we know it, and I'd love to visit some of the awesome museums that are around the world!

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  45. I love museums and I've never been to an astronaut/space one. This looks very interesting.

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  46. I love that you were able to take some time during your weekend for a fun visit to the space museum! I love to see all your posts about running as well. You are definitely dedicated and always improving. I'm looking forward to hear more about your future runs and see your progress.

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  47. Wow. such a nice and cool place, I actually wanted to be an astronaut before too! fun memories. I don't what happened but things eventually just changed! haha still, I wanna go visit this place. P.s. I love your running outfit!

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  48. I think I have dreamt of becoming an astronaut at some point my childhood haha! And oh that's a lovely place to explore post run! :)

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  49. Great place to go for a run- well done! Thank you for sharing the museum photos. I could spend hours there!
    Laura Linklater

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  50. Oh how cool! I always wanted to be a writer when growing up, but visiting outer space does hold a special kind of fascination. Looks like a lovely exhibition.

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  51. Oh neat what a stunning necklace. I don't wear a lot of jewellery but this is super oretty!

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