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ROSCOSMOS congratulates You on Cosmonautics Day

April 12, 2017

   On April 12, 1961, 56 years ago our compatriot Yuri Alekseevich GAGARIN completed his historic flight which lasted 108 minutes, opened inhabitants of the Earth the road to space. Cosmonautics Day is celebrated on April 12 not only in Russia but throughout the world.

General Director of State Corporation ROSCOSMOS congratulated all the personnel engaged in rocket-space industry and allied enterprises.

Hundreds of measures dedicated to this significant event are carried out the day before and on Cosmonautics day itself. Festive programs will be held in planetaria and space museums of the country, the city streets are decorated with space symbols, subject exhibitions, festivals and show are held, and even the most simple everyday things well be revealed this day on a new space side.

Thus, on April 12, 2017 there will be a special festive show of film Age of Pioneers at the BAICONUR and VOSTOCHNY (Tsiolkovsky town) cosmodromes. This day traditional Gagarins lessons will be given and not only in Russia but with the assistance of Russian cooperation in 81 countries of the world: the USA, China, Mongolia, Slovenia, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Mexico, Canada, Turkey, Cuba, Hungary, Romania, Greece, Finland, Egypt and other countries of the world, as well as in the CIS countries. The lessons and telebridges will end in the framework of action Space is we. Gagarins lesson will be given on April 20. Children from 25 countries participating in the space arrival at the Artek ICC will be able to talk on air with Oleg NOVITSKY, ROSCOSMOS cosmonaut, who is currently working at the International Space Station. A traditional festival of space music will be held in Gagarin town; one can see a live broardcast of this festival on ROSCOSMOS Web site in social network Odnoklassniki. And for the smallest space enthusiasts ROSCOSMOS developed a special space playlist in YouTube Kids application. Festive events will also take place, of course, at enterprises and in organizations of rocket-space industry.

Since the day of Yuri GAGARINS flight more than five decades have passed, but so far the launch of the Soyuz launch vehicle to the International Space Station is an Event with a capital letter that attracts attention of hundreds of journalists and tourists from different countries. And in the eyes of everyone on the Earth, a person flying to space is a real hero. ROSCOSMOS cosmonaut Oleg NOVITSKY congratulated all space lovers from the Earth orbit.

Let us remember this day all those who dedicated themselves to space. Those, who have dedicated their lives to people extending the limits of the Universe! We congratulate everyone who worked and works at enterprises and in organizations of industry and every day proves: stars really come nearer! Happy Holiday, Happy Cosmonautics Day!

 

 

ROSCOSMOS Press Service