Model of one of Tsiolkovsky's designs for a flying machine.
Another of his designs.
A modern heavy-lift airship design model - note the two helicopter rotors
providing additional lift. The Cyrillic name reads 'Albatros'.
Looking down into the main hall of the museum.
Mars 3 lander.
One of the many satellites on display.
This is a replica of the Soviet Union's third satellite - Sputnik 3.
Full scale model of the Luna-16 lander.
What the well-dressed Soviet Cosmonaut wore.
Modern Russian EVA suit.
The wrong trousers?
Vostok rocket on its transporter/erector in the museum grounds.
Another view of the Vostok.
Directly below the Vostok looking up at the main nozzles.
Another view looking up at Vostok.
Line-up of rockets in the grounds of the Tsiolkovsky museum.
Statue of the great man himself - Konstantin E. Tsiolkovsky.
The kind of monument that the Soviets did best.
This dominates the approach to the city of Kaluga.
Another statue to Tsiolkovsky - this time in the town
square of Kaluga.
Russian General Officers Academy, Moscow
MiG-29 on display at the academy. Note the dummy jetpipes made from
MiG-23 at the academy.
Sukhoi Su-17 on display at the academy.