A ceremonial opening of an exhibition titled Gateway to Space took place on 3 March in Prague’s Holešovice. Opening of the exhibition was attended by a former US astronaut Charles Duke of Apollo 16 flight that landed on the moon.
Exhibits from collections of NASA and the Soviet era can be seen at the exhibition. The most valuable exhibit is a stone from the moon, which can be touched by everyone.
In addition to the spacesuit of Y. Gagarin, the Lunar Rover truck or orbital station MIR, a model of the Czech nanosatellite VZLUSAT-1, which is being developed in VZLÚ, is displayed here.
VZLUSAT-1 is a Czech nanosatellite of a CubeSat type developed in collaboration of research institutions, commercial companies and universities. The aim of the project, which is being financed by the Technology Agency (TAČR), is the development, production and experimental verification of commercial products and technologies in the Earth’s orbit. More information about this project can be found here.