The Finnish Astronautical Society is a project on the past and present of the Finnish Space Programme. It deals with the history of Finnish futurism, space exploration and male hobbies. It focuses on the activities of the Finnish Astronautical Society, an organisation founded sixty years ago to advance space exploration that today mainly focuses on the launching of scale models of space rockets.

The Rockets

The main activity of the Society today is organising launches of scale model rockets. As part of his activities in the Society, Axel Straschnoy has been producing his own rockets.

The Launches

These rockets are launched during the Society’s events, once-a-month, from a disused landfill in Espoo.

The Film

As part of this project, a short artist film commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Finnish Astronautical Society will be release in Summer 2019. A work-in-progress trailer can be seen below.