Once upon a time, only 70-odd years ago, space travel was just a twinkle in the eye of astrophysicists. But in 1957 Sputnik was sent up there, followed four years later by the first human to enter space, Yuri Gagarin. This exhibition tells the story of how Russia won the race and became the first country to explore the galaxy that lies beyond our own planet. The capsule flown by Valentina Tereshkova, the first ever woman in space, and find out what gadgets astronauts need to perform everyday tasks up there. See moving testimonies and memorabilia from some of space travel's biggest names and hear how its pioneers made lift off happen.