Cosmonautics day 2019: history and meaning of the holiday

Cosmonautics Day 2019 learn the history of the holiday and the biography of Yuri Gagarin

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День космонавтики 2019: история и значение праздника

Cosmonautics day 2019

Today , April 12, the world celebrates the Day of aviation and cosmonautics and the international day of human flight into space.

In addition, Ukraine celebrates the Day of workers of rocket-space industry of the country. So on this day, all the employees get a deservedly warm and kind congratulations with cosmonautics Day.

Cosmonautics day: the history of the holiday

The holiday, dedicated to the study and exploration of outer space, set on April 12 in honor of the momentous event for all earthlings – the first manned flight into space.

On this day, April 12, 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was launched from Baikonur cosmodrome on Board the spaceship “Vostok-1” and made an orbit around the Earth. In total the flight lasted 1 hour 48 minutes.

Initially, the celebration of the cosmonautics Day was established in the USSR and has been celebrated since 1962. 6 years later, in 1968, that momentous day has received international status. And later, on 7 April 2011, this date was proclaimed by the UN as the international day of human flight into space, and since then, the holiday was annually celebrated at the international level.

The first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin

День космонавтики 2019: история и значение праздника

Monument To Yuri Gagarin

The first Earthling sent into space was Soviet cosmonaut Yuri A. Gagarin.

He was born Yuri Gagarin in March 27, 1968 in a simple working-class family in the village of Klushino of the present Smolensk region, where he spent his childhood. After leaving school he studied at a vocational school and later in College, where he received a specialty caster. Fly Gagarin started with a session in the Saratov aeroclub DOSAAF.

Its first flight Yuri Gagarin made on the Yak-18. But only in the flying club has done nearly 200 flights and have flown more than 42 hours. Then there was the training in military aviation school them Voroshilov, service in the army. In 1960 Gagarin was selected to the group of candidates in cosmonauts, and became one of the twenty contenders for the first flight into space.

12 April 1961 was the space flight, the purpose of which was to perform single-turn flight around the Earth and the human presence in space, as well as the vehicle equipment and communication with Earth. After completing one revolution around the Earth in 108 minutes, the ship had completed their mission and a cosmonaut returned safely to Earth.

March 27, 1968, Yuri Gagarin died in a plane crash, performing flight on a MiG-15UTI near the village of Novoselovo Vladimir region. There are several versions of the circumstances surrounding the death of the first cosmonaut of the Earth, but the exact causes are not established till now.

We have previously published forecast of magnetic storms in April 2019.

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День космонавтики 2019: история и значение праздника

День космонавтики 2019: история и значение праздника

День космонавтики 2019: история и значение праздника

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