Buran Interactive Museum Complex
The "Buran" Interactive Museum Complex is part of the Friends of VDNH loyalty programme. At the moment, you can only buy ticket online at the VDNH website. Tickets are sold in sessions. Entrance is allowed in 20-minute intervals, from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
An interactive museum inside a model of the orbital spaceship Buran BTS-001, next to pavilion No. 20. At the museum, you can not only watch a movie about this legendary space shuttle but also try landing it at the Baikonur cosmodrome in real-time.
The adventure continues on board: you will learn about how "Buran" was built and compare the American space shuttles with their Russian counterparts, the projects 305-2, OS-120, OK-92, and "Buran." Explore the history of the "Buran" project in every detail on special interactive touchscreens. Just press the picture of the ship to see relevant information illustrated on the screen in front of you. This is the same technology used at the London Transport Museum and at the BMW Museum in Munich.
The tour culminates in the bow of the ship, in the upper tier of which is a reconstructed version of the Buran's command module containing a control panel and a cosmonaut's seat. The cosmonaut is played by a Strizh-type dummy in a spacesuit. If you have ever imagined yourself as a space pilot, head straight to the lower level of the nose. Here new test pilots have the chance to land the "Buran" shuttle at the Baikonur cosmodrome from 80,000 m above ground. During landing, you will see the sphere of our planet approach closer and closer: the immense blue expanse of oceans will give way to the dark soil of Kazakhstan. After you have landed, look to the left to see a fighter aircraft dash past you on the strip. The programme carefully imitates a real landing from 15 November, 1988.