Friday, 6 November 2015

Cosmonauts, Photographs and Dinosaurs

Hope and I popped up to London today.
We'd booked tickets for

Wow, this was so interesting.
It follows the Russian Space Programme
and Space Race with the USA,
from the earliest dreams of interested groups
through to manned space missions.  There were
lots of artefacts to see, equipment, artwork
and information about the people involved.

We were amazed at the bravery of these people
 being launched into space in very basic 
spacecraft and technology.

I had to speed up to get past the area 
dedicated to Laika, the Russian dog who was 
sent to space as part of an early
space experiment.  
Sadly it was a one way trip for her.
**Gulp** :'(
I REALLY liked the artwork and there were several
posters commemorating the heroism of the people
who contributed to the space programme.

I really enjoyed this exhibition and learned a lot about
this period of history - especially as some of the
information has been released by Russia in more
recent years.

We then went along to the next building - 
because we wanted to go the

Well, this was jaw droppingly good.
Such fantastic images of the natural world.
I'd love to show you some of them but I've got
to be respect copyright.
There are some on Google images...

Finally, we visited the Dinosaurs -
well it would be rude not to, right?

This permanent exhibition never fails to impress me
with the fossils brought to life with models and

We just had to take a selfie with our
T-Rex friend - afterall, he can't take one himself
because his arms are too short!
He's blurred because he was moving,
I think he was hungry and we were dinner!!



Jewels said...

Cool stuff Jo - LOVE the art work too....

Eileen said...

What a wonderful day out. By total coincidence my son visited the Space Museum earlier this week and in his words got super excited to see and photograph the piece of moon rock from the Apollo 15 mission in 1971.

You are all so lucky to have these wonderful exhibitions practically on your doorsteps. I do enjoy reading all about your visits.

Lenna Young Andrews said...

I always Love going to museums . . . and the images for the space program are so cool. It would be fun to do a journal page with them!