A Cosmic TEDxVorobyovy-Gory

In Russia, 2011 was deemed the “Year of Cosmonautics”, and it was also the 50th anniversary of the first man in space, Yuri Gagarin. 

On March 19, 2011, TEDxVorobyovy-Gory held its third event at the Memorial Museum of Astronautics in Moscow, Russia. 

The theme? Space, of course. 

The venue played an important part in the execution of the event — during breaks, attendees could learn more about the history of Russian space travel and observe exhibitions of spacesuits, rocket parts and the SUYUZ station module. 

Onstage, speakers — who inlcuded astronaut Alexander Luzutking, futurologist Sergey Pereslegi, and astrophysics professor, Anatoly Zasov — were backed by a landscape of Moscow, with an array of planets set in strings floating slightly above the skyline. 

Looking back on the event, Elena muses, “TEDxVorobyovy-Gory was made on the Earth with the ideas of cosmos.”