Today, 12 April – one of the most important dates in the history of humanity: 55 years ago, Yuri Gagarin opened the era of manned space flight. The ship “Vostok” was launched from Baikonur at 9 hours, 7 minutes in the morning Moscow time. These frames are spread all over the world.
Yuri Gagarin spent in orbit 108 minutes, but it was enough to prove – a man can penetrate the earth’s atmosphere. about three hundred manned spacecraft in a vacuum visited almost 500 people from dozens of countries were launched in the following years. Only now in orbit are just three of our astronauts. They congratulated all on today’s holiday.
“Russia, welcome you from outer space, holiday, Cosmonautics Day!” – Said Yuri Malenchenko
“Today a great day Exactly 55 years ago, Yuri Gagarin became the first, the first of the people, he made a space flight of Yuri Gagarin will remain forever young, and his smile will inspire to exploit all the next generation… cosmonauts and astronauts! ” – Supported him Alexey Ovchinin
“new victories, new achievements, good mood and feeling of the holiday!” -., Congratulated all Oleg Skripochka
To celebrate the holiday today will be around the world.. For example, in the UN building, which in 2011 proclaimed April 12 the International day of human flight into space, will open a photo exhibition and a film show about Gagarin.
Many activities and events are planned in the Russian cities. There will be the laying of flowers, and launch the balls, and lectures, and parachute jumps from a height of five kilometers. The State Kremlin Palace in the evening a gala concert – on Saturday night it will show the first channel.