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12.04.2024 #news 535
Happy Aviation and Cosmonautics Day!
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On April 12, the whole world celebrates Cosmonautics Day. It was on this day, April 12, 1961, that Soviet pilot-cosmonaut Yuri Alekseevich Gagarin launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome on the Vostok-1 spacecraft and made an orbital flight around planet Earth for the first time in the world. The flight in near-Earth space lasted 108 minutes.

Cosmonautics Day is a memorable date dedicated to the first manned flight into space; it is a special day for science and all those who work in the space industry today.

In total, more than 600 people from 40 countries have been in space. And four of them – Pyotr Klimuk, Vladimir Kovalenok, Oleg Novitsky, Marina Vasilevskaya – are natives of our country.

Congratulations to everyone on Cosmonautics Day!
We wish you high flights in life, interesting and important discoveries in your activities, may every day be as bright and mysterious as outer space!