Культура Космоса

"Культура Космоса" is the working title of my project to be submitted in 2010 for award of an MA by Independent Study with de Montfort University, Leicester. It is my thesis that the Russian cultural experience of space exploration exhibits certain unique characteristics which distinguish it from the Anglo-American history of space exploration that is so familiar to us in the UK . My project will explore, describe and explain these characteristics.
This section of my website now (December 2009)  includes a visual exhibition in support of this thesis. A draft (copyright!) of this interactive powerpoint presentation is now available for downloading below. It takes the form of an exploration of the "Icon Corner", also known as the "Holy Corner" or, latterday, "Lenin Corner".
Jumping ahead, here is the icon corner on the ISS/MKC (see http://rt.com/About_Us/Blogs/orbital-log/2009-12-24.html)As well as Gagarin I think I can see Korolev (left) and Tsiolkovsky (far right, bottom shelf), alongside the Orthodox icons.
In the meantime, work in progress includes short videos, shot as aide-memoires, and uploaded onto YouTube under "andythomasmail".

‎‏‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‏‎‎‎‎‏‎‎‎‏‎‎‏‎‎‎‏‏‏‏‏‎‎‏‎‎‎‏‏‎‏‏‏‎‏‎‏‏‏‎‎‏‎‎‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‎‏‏‏‏‎‏‎‏‏‎‏‎‎‎‏‎‏‏‎‎‏‏‎‎‎‎‎‎‏‏‏‎YouTube Video‎‏‎‎‏‎ - German Titov

 describes a vist to German Titov's school (and museum) outside Barnaul, Siberia, Russia.

Dom Tsiolkovsky

 describes a visit to Konstantin Tsiolkovsky's house and museum in Kaluga, Russia.

Pyotr Klimuk

 describes the Cosmonautics Museum built in Cosmonaut Pyotr Klimuk's former school, in Tomashevko, Belarus.
This is an image from the Vyugovei ice sculpture festival this year (2010) which is outside the Cosmonautics Museum in Moscow! http://visualrian.com/lists/item/49437  for more.
 The Subpage below deals with my minor contribution to the TMA-16 mission and Expedition 21.
Subpages (1): TMA-16 and Expedition 21
Andy Thomas,
29 Dec 2009, 05:57