FIRST SPACE FLIGHT
The collection contains one of the unique objects of the museum – the original landing apparatus of the spaceship “Sojuz-33” by which the first Bulgarian astronaut Georgi Ivanov and the Russian astronaut Nikolay Rukavishnikov landed on 12th April 1979. The rich photo material gives the visitor an opportunity to get familiar with the training and the realization of the flight. The collection is filled up also with some exhibits of the National Museum of History – temporarily displayed in the Aviation Museum: the astronaut’s suit of Georgi Ivanov, his parachute with an area of 1000 m2, the working suit and the emergency supply of the astronaut, appliances for space research etc.
SECOND SPACE FLIGHT
On 7th June 1988 the astronauts Anatoliy Soloviov, Victor Savinih and Alexander Alexandrov took off on board the spaceship “Sojuz – TM-5”. The spaceship coupled with the orbital station “Mir” and for ten days and nights the crew worked on “Shipka” scientific and technical programme. On 17th June the astronauts landed successfully and delivered on the earth valuable data which enlarged the range of technical science
Rich photo material informs the visitors about the take off, implementation of the programme and landing of the crew.