On March 9, 2022, it is 88 years since Yuri Alekseevich Gagarin was born, our great compatriot, the Soviet cosmonaut, who became the first man on earth to fly into space.
On this significant day, students at Saratov State Technical University and Professional Pedagogical College at Gagarin State Technical University Yu.A. laid flowers at the monument to Yuri Gagarin on the cosmonaut. The event was attended by an honorary veteran from the cosmodromes Plesetsk and Baikonur, retired lieutenant colonel Alexander Nikolaevich Grunov.
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.
The name of the planet’s first cosmonaut was given to Saratov State Technical University in 2011. Yuri Alekseevich studied at Saratov Industrial College with a degree in foundry. There he became interested in aviation. Today, this educational institution is called SSTU’s professional pedagogical college named after Gagarin Yu.A.
At the laying of flowers at the monument, the director of the National Museum Yu.A. Gagarin Vocational College at Polytechnic University Inna Nikolaevna Buikevich:
“We feel it is our duty to pay tribute and express our deep gratitude to Yuri Alekseevich for a bold step into the unknown space that reversed the course of history. 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’s Aviation Club and much more. ”
Traditionally, students laid flowers at the monument to Yuri Gagarin.
“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 “, said a 3rd year student, chairman of the Volunteer Center” LiS ” Diana Smirnova.
“The birthday of the first cosmonaut on the planet is a very important date for me. My grandfather, a senior officer in the reserve, participated in the launch of the Vostok spacecraft with Yuri Gagarin into space. I am very proud of them!”, Shared his opinion. a 4th year student at SSTU Vocational Education University Dmitry Platonov.