MOSCOW, APRIL 12. /PAW/. The anniversary day of cosmonautics in the regions of Russia will be celebrated with the inauguration of the film festival, new museum exhibitions, excursions to Gagarin Start, launch of homemade rockets and many other events that will run until April 30.
Cosmonautics Day is celebrated in Russia on April 12 in memory of the first manned flight into space. On this day in 1961 at 10 o’clock Moscow time, TASS sent a message “On the first manned flight to outer space”, and at 12:33 Moscow time – “On a man’s successful return from the first spaceflight.”
This year’s most important “museum” event
In Kaluga, in the coming days, the second stage of the State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics named after KE Tsiolkovsky, whose construction was carried out for seven years, will be solemnly opened. The area for the new three-storey museum with its own cinema and observatory is 12.5 thousand square meters. The exhibition will present about 900 exhibitions, among them, for example, “slow rotation room” – a unique research complex, transferred to the museum of the Institute of Biomedical Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences. “We are 100% ready, the opening of the Museum of Cosmonautics has been created as a separate event and will take place in the coming days,” the government press service of the Kaluga region told TASS.
In Orenburg, where Yuri Gagarin graduated from a flight school, met his future wife, a student at Orenburg Medical School, Valentina Goryacheva, and formed a family, their memorial museum apartment will also open after the reconstruction. The exhibition has been expanded considerably due to new premises, as well as items donated to the museum in connection with space. The fund was replenished with fragments of the Soyuz MS-14 and Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft, including the rudder from the side blocks of the first stage.
Movies, exhibitions, master classes
Festive events dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the first manned flight to space will continue in the country’s regions until April 30. According to Dmitry Rogozin, director general of Roscosmo’s state-owned company, a wreath-laying ceremony will take place on Monday at Yuri Gagarin’s grave near the Kremlin wall.
Special project on the subject
The “North Tushino” park in Moscow on the submarine B-396 “Novosibirsk Komsomolets”, which houses the Naval History Museum, hosts screenings of domestic science fiction films, including paintings by Andrei Tarkovsky and Georgy Danelia. .
From April 12 to April 17, Kaluga will host the II Tsiolkovsky International Film Festival, whose competition program includes more than 40 films.
In St. Petersburg, the museum and exhibition center “Russia – My History” will host the space festival “One Day in Space”, which will include an interactive exhibition where you can “go out into space” using virtual reality glasses.
A mobile exhibition with an exact copy of the engine of the Vostok rocket was presented for the first time to students at the largest university in the Chernozem region – Voronezh State University. The exhibition will also show photographs of production, rocket launches and Voronezh’s contribution to the first manned flight into space.
In the Culture and Education Center named after VV Tereshkova in Yaroslavl opens a photo exhibition “First: Gagarin and Cuba”, where little known photographs will be presented, where Yuri Gagarin, Che Guevara, Fidel and Raul Castro are both depicted in the composition of delegations and at meetings in friendship parties and during personal meetings in Moscow and Havana.
At the “Gagarin launch” and the ISS
Festive events are also planned in Baikonur. For participants in the urban movement for children and young people “The Future of Baikonur”, a visit to place No. 1 (“Gagarinsky Start”) in the cosmodrome, from which the first cosmonaut went into orbit, will be organized. The evening in the city ends with a concert program and fireworks. On the evening of April 12, a festive concert will take place at Gagarin Start, Yuri Bashmet, Kirill Richter, Sergei Bezrukov, Irina Pegova and others will take part in it.
At the International Space Station, to which the spacecraft Yu. A. Gagarin (Soyuz MS-18) docked on April 9 and where 10 crew members from Russia, the US and Japan are now, they plan to celebrate the memorable date “together and with shock work”, said cosmonaut Pyotr Dubrov during an online conference before the flight .
Cosmic flowers in flasks
On April 12, the “Science for Life” conference opens in the Belgorod region, whose guest of honor will be Russia’s hero, pilot cosmonaut Sergei Revin. Within the framework of the conference, a project will be presented, carried out by the Belgorod region with the support of Roscosmos. “The core of the project is that special bottles of lilacs bred by domestic breeders will fly into orbit. The lilacs’ behavior, growth and transformation into weightlessness can be observed from the ground daily,” TASS told the regional government press service.
In St. In St. Petersburg, the Presidential Library will also host a conference dedicated to the memorable date. Its participants will be able to meet Yuri Gagarin’s niece, advisor to the director of the United Memorial Museum of Yu. A. Gagarin Tamara Filatova, and learn the details of the launch of the Vostok-1 spacecraft.
The topic of space exploration will also be discussed at the Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum, which will be held April 12-16.
Rocket launch in Siberia and space distance in Ivanovo
The most important celebrations in the regions of Siberia will take place in the places where the astronauts were born. In the Altai Territory, this is the village of Polkovnikovo – the birthplace of German Titov, the first person to make a long spaceflight. On April 12, the “I. Altai. Universe” festival will start at the Space Museum of the Conqueror of Space, which will open with a conference call with a Mongolian cosmonaut who personally knew Titov.
In the Kuzbass Museum of Local Lore, on Cosmonautics Day, a large collection of unique exhibitions is on display, which tells about the contribution to space exploration by outstanding inhabitants of the region – the cosmonauts Alexei Leonov and Boris Volynov. In Novosibirsk, at the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ITAM) of SB RAS, the first festival for the manufacture of mock-ups of rockets, which is scheduled to be launched in the afternoon of April 12. held near the institute building. In the evening, observation of the starry sky will be organized in Novosibirsk and Irkutsk, as the significant date coincides with the new moon.
On the International Day of Cosmonautics, sports teams from Ivanovo will take part in the “Time of the First” race. In Orel an alley will be planted that day, in Rostov-on-Don volunteers will line up in the number “60”, and in Sochi a new excursion route for school children will start working along memorable places associated with Yuri Gagarin.