The Star Flotilla

November 23, 2018 – June, 2019

The Museum of the World Ocean celebrates a symbolic event – the 40 th anniversary of the Soviet Academy of Sciences flag raising on the research vessel Kosmonavt Viktor Patsayev and presents new exhibition The Star Flotilla is opened at Water Cube exhibition hall. It is devoted to the vessels of the sea space service who greatly contributed to both development of space research and ocean research.

Until recently, Patsayev’s fortune was of concern. Representatives of cultural and scientific communities worried that the vessel could go for scrap metal as its sister ships. But thanks to joint effort the R/V Kosmonavt Viktor Patsayev has been saved. And although the vessel is being handed over to a new owner, a part of the museum exhibition has been preserved on board. Those objects which presented the history of sea space fleet have been moved to the Naval Centre of the museum. Moreover, there are additional unique artifacts from personal archives of the expedition: authentic objects from the vessels for space communication, certificates, awards, guest books, etc. For example, visitors will see a limited series of the star flotilla badges for the first time. They were produced at one of the rocket-and-space factories.

Nevertheless, let’s not reveal all the secrets right now. It is enough to say that guests are going to see many new exhibits which show the highlights of the national space history, manned spaceflight programmes and sea space fleet.