ARCHIVE OF SCIENTIFIC &
N T R O D U C T I O N
Russian State Archive of Scientific and Technical Documents, located
in Moscow, holds scientific and technical documentation concerning
industrial development, patents, and personal papers of well-known
scientists, scholars, inventors, and engineers. But perhaps the
most interesting materials are those related to the Soviet space
program, which includes not only technical documentation, but
films, photographs, and audio recordings of the historic achievements
made in rocket design and space travel.
Archive possess a 5-storey building of 2.5 thousand square meters
where the documents are stored, and the Lab of Document Microfilming
and Restoring. At present the construction of the 11-storey administrative
and technical building is in progress.
storerooms can deposit 700,000 documents: scientific and technical
paper documents - 200,000 units, film-, photo- and video-documents
- 200,000 units, audio-, machine-readable and telemetric documents
- 300,000 units.
RGANTD has special storerooms equipped with stands and shelves
(for documents on tapes), automatic systems of monitoring the
temperature and relative humidity, security and fire alarms. The
RGANTD rooms store more than 300,000 units that reflect the activities
of at least 180 entities of the space and war industries, of the
scientific and technical complex of the country.
professional skills of the RGANTD staff and its modern equipment
allow computer restoration and processing of deposited documents.
the Archive, you can find answers to all your questions related
to space exploration: from the date of the flight and the composition
of the space crew to the technical drawing of the smallest bolts
and nuts of the spaceship.
on a User Video Library is in progress (VHS, Betacam cassettes).
Unique photo documents related to S. P. Korolyov and Yuri A. Gagarin
have been digitized and recorded on an optical disk.