Unused alien concept from “2001 A Space Odyssey”

Her’s my take on an unused concept for the Aliens in “2001”, as found in the excellent book by Piers Bizony.concept-p2

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Cosmos Museum, Chisinau, Moldova

On my last visit to Moldova, I was lucky enough to go to the Cosmos Museum. Not a conventional museum, this is set in a scheel, where children are encouraged to make accurate models of rockets, (at ;least the older ones!)

The lady who runs it, Mrs Lubov, is extremely knowledgeable and helpful, and was kind enough to show me the collection of photographs of cosmonauts visiting the city.

They have a pressure suit, lots of samples of space food, and full size detailed plans of Korolov’s “GIRD09” liquid fueled rocket!

I sent them a large print of a set of N-1 rockets, in the hope it will help inspire the next generation.

cosmos-museumI think the children are very lucky to have such an enthusiastic and well informed expert they rto encourage and help them!