Father of Cosmology:
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857 – 1935) , the Soviet era Rocket Scientist is the pioneer of astronautic theory. He is credited as the founding father of modern rocketry & astronautics and rightfully called as The Father of Cosmology. He developed the theory of rocketry and wrote more than 400 works including 90 published articles on space travel and related topics. His works was the key driving force that enabled Russia reach the heights of space exploration and inspired recognized rocket designers such as Valentin Glushko and Sergey Korolyov.
The most prominent crater on the far side of the moon bears his name and so does Asteroid 1590 Tsiolkovsky.
Leading from the front:
First in Space exploration & research. Since the Soviet Russia days, Russian space program has been credited with various firsts in the world. First Satellite, First Space Walk, First Animal in Space, First Astronaut in Space, First Space Station, First woman in Space and First Indian in Space; as you can see most space exploration is always credited first to Russian Space Exploration & Research Programs.
Object in Space
The former Soviet Union launched Sputnik1, the first ever man made object to orbit the Earth. This journey paved the way for future journeys of many countries into space.
Valentina Tereshkova on June 16, 1963 became the 1st femal cosmonaut to orbit the Earth. Space shuttle Vostok 6 lifted Valentina and made the safe journey back to the Earth
Special & Privileged Partner:
Russia is often credited as India’s trusted and special friend since independence and has been the closest friend that helped India reach many distinguished milestones in Space Journey. It is Russia that helped India augment its defense, military and civil nuclear programs. The partnerships includes a marquee list of industrial, military and space ventures starting from The 1st Steel Plant in India, Bilai; Biggest Civil Nuclear Plant in Kudankulam and the most notable JV success of BrahMos.
BrahMos; feather in the cap:
The most memorable and path breaking JV is BrahMos cruise missile that has placed India as a dominant force in the world. The 1st and only supersonic missile is JV between Russia and India designed and steered by Dr.A.Sivathanu Pillai. The partnership is the result of dedicated and steely resolve of scientists of both the countries and bringing into the fold more than dozen instituitions. It is great honor that Russia has credited Dr.A.Sivathanu Pillai as The Father of BrahMos and awarded him the highest civilian award Order of Freindship.
Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam credited the entire saga of BrahMos to the dedication and vision of Dr.A.Sivathanu Pillai.
It is with Russia, India has many high level military and civilian pacts that has benefitted both countries. Right from the 1st Steel Plant built in India to the biggest Nuclear Power Plant in Kudankulam the journey of friendship between India and Russia has travelled a long journey..
Cosmonaut in Space
On April 12, 1961 Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was the 1st human to walk in space and also safely landing down to Earth from the 1st manned mission to space.
Indian in Space
It was in in 1984, April 2, Rakesh Sharma became the 1st ever and so far the only Indian to make a space journey along with Russian Cosmonauts. The most memorable event for Indian Space walk was fully aided by Russia
Ideal Space Museum Destination
A trip to Russia is the perfect opportunity for students to learn lesson beyond science and technology. Steeped in centuries of political and scientific transformation, this vast country is an ideal destination for your educational tour. Students will relish the opportunity to visit the fascinating cities of Moscow and St Petersburg. Both cities are rich in art and culture and have a hugely significant history, particularly relevant for those who are studying the 20th century.