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Emma Smith

Emma Smith was the Exhibition Registrar and Project Coordinator for Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age.

Part of the Lunar Lander is moved through the Museum. © Science Museum / Visitlondon.com and London & Partners

For the last two years my job has been to work out how to transport rocket engines, gigantic spacecraft and 150 other incredible artefacts from Moscow to London and into the Cosmonauts exhibition. We are borrowing artefacts of all shapes and sizes – from small pencil drawings of early twentieth century rocket designs to Vostok 6, the full-size spacecraft that transported the first women into space in 1963 – from museums, private individuals and even the Russian Space Agency. We […]