In April in Moscow the Memorial Museum of Astronautics was opened after a long reconstruction. It was closed for repairing in 2006. The square of the renovated museum was enlarged in 4 times and now it is about 8 000 square metres. Now there are a lot of new exhibits here. In the museum there is a cinema, a conference hall, a picture gallery, children and youth club of aerospace education, the club of the veterans of cosmonautic, a café. Visitors can enter a full-size copy of the base block of the Mir space station.
OnMay 22, 2009 at 01.53 Moscow time the “Soyuz-2” rocket-carrier equipped with the “Frigate” booster was launched from Russian Plesetsk Cosmodrome to orbit the Russian military satellite of the ‘Meridian” type. Having been orbited, the satellite was officially named as the “Kosmos-2451”.
On May 27, 2009 at 10.34 GMT the Russian SoyuzTMA-15 spacecraft was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome.
The crew: Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko, SoyuzTMA-15 Commander; European Space Agency astronaut Frank De Winne (Belgium), flight-engineer; Canadian Space Agency astronaut Robert Thirsk, flight-engineer.... Read more »
The “BULGARIA 2009” European Philatelic Exhibition was held in Sofia since 27 May till 31 May 2009. The Exhibition was organized on the occasion of the 130th anniversary of communications and postal stamps in Bulgaria. The event took place under the honorable patronage of Mr. Georgi Paravanov, President of Republic of Bulgaria. International support – FIP (Federation Internationale de Philatelie). International Patronage – European Philatelic Federation (FEPA).
The Exhibition took place at the National Palace of Culture.