On Yuri Gagarin’s birthday, students from Polytechnic University laid flowers at the monument to the “pioneer of space”

Today, March 9, 2022, it is 88 years since our great compatriot, the Soviet cosmonaut, was born, who became the first man on earth to fly into space, Yuri Alekseevich Gagarin.

April 12, 1961 with Yuri Gagarin and his famous “Let’s go!” a new era in the evolution of all mankind began – the Vostok spacecraft with a pilot cosmonaut on board was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Just 108 minutes later, Yuri Gagarin landed near the village of Smelovka, Engels district, Saratov region.

“This date is inscribed in golden letters in our country’s annals as one of the most important events of the 20th century! The city of Saratov is rightly considered Yuri Alekseevich’s second homeland. Here he studied at an industrial technical school with a degree in foundry (now is the SGTU Vocational College named after Yuri Gagarin), then at the DOSAAF Aviation Club.It was from the Saratov country that Yuri Alekseevich first took to the skies, he landed successfully in the Saratov country after his historic flight, says the actor.Rector of Gagarin State Technical University Yu.A., Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Honorary Worker at the Russian Federation High School Sergey Yuryevich Naumov.


Today, students at Polytechnic University and Professional Pedagogical College at SSTU are named after Gagarin Yu.A. laid flowers at the monument to Yuri Gagarin at the Cosmonauts Embankment. The honorary veteran of the cosmodromes Plesetsk and Baikonur, retired Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Nikolaevich Grunov participated in the event. The director of the National Museum Yu.A. Gagarina from Polytechnic University Inna Nikolaevna Buikevich: “We believe it is our duty to pay tribute to Yuri Alekseevich for the bold step into the unknown space that turned history around. Our museum has an invaluable collection of materials, original documents, photographs, things related to his name. Among the exhibits are Yuri Alekseevich’s referee whistle, a model of the Yak-18 aircraft cast by Gagarin as a gift to an instructor from Saratov Flight Club and much more. “

“Every year on this day we experience an incredible sense of pride, we never cease to admire the planet’s first cosmonaut. As a pioneer in the universe, Yuri Gagarin made an invaluable contribution to the development of domestic cosmonautics and serves as a unique example, a legend for us. And the common duty is to carefully preserve the memory of this person and carry it through the generations, “says 3rd year student, chair of the LiS Volunteer Center Diana Smirnova.



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