During the Art Book Fair, Garage is running a small show featuring designs of Galina Andreevna Balashova, architect and designer of the Soviet space program.
Galina Balashova is the only female designer in the history of Soviet cosmonautics involved in the creation of more than four generations of space crafts. During her lengthy career at the Korolev Scientific Production Association (NPO) “Energia”, she designed interiors for the Soyuz, Salyut and Mir space stations, as well as the Lunar Orbital Spaceship. Along with interior designs, Galina Balashova created pieces of furniture for living modules: a cabinet with a book shelf, a “sofa” and a drop-leaf table, that provided more comfort for the cosmonauts under zero-gravity conditions. Many of her ideas have remained on paper in the form of watercolors, but most of the realized projects are still used today in the production of modern space vehicles. Balashova has also designed numerous emblems and pennants for space missions, including the iconic emblem for the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.