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ROSCOSMOS. Opening of the bust of GAGARIN in the USA

April 3, 2017

   On April 2, 2017 before the start of work of the 33rd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs (USA) a solemn opening ceremony of the bust of Yuri GAGARIN was held in the Charity Space Foundation in honour of the first cosmonaut of the Earth planet.

The ROSCOSMOS delegation took part in the solemn ceremony: General Director Igor KOMAROV, Deputy General Director for International Cooperation Sergei SAVELIEV, Hero of the Soviet Union, Hero of Russia, Executive Director for Manned Space Programs Sergei KRIKALEV and also General Consul of the Russian Federation Sergei PETROV and representatives of the Russian Embassy.

Opening the bust of Gagarin, Igor KOMAROV expressed gratitude to the team of the Space Foundation for the invitation to take part in this remarkable event, noted the importance of International cooperation and said: I hope that the opening of the bust of Yuri GAGARIN here in Colorado Springs is a great event not only for professionals, but also for young people who bring new energy and new ideas into the space industry.

The funds received at this charity meeting are collected for technical education for young people who plan to work in the rocket space industry.

 

ROSCOSMOS Press Service