Yuri Alekseevich Gagarin, the first cosmonaut on the planet, was born 88 years ago

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

“April 12, 1961 with his famous” Let’s go! “A new era began in the whole development of mankind. This date is inscribed in golden letters in our country’s annals as one of the most important events of the 20th century, which opened the legendary way to master the secrets of the universe Yuri Alekseevich transformed the course of history into unknown space, excited the minds and hearts of millions of people, gave a powerful impetus to the development of science and technology and became the engine of progress. He became a legend during his lifetime, the idol of all mankind, who realized the dreams of millions of the inhabitants of the earth about the conquest of space, says the actor. Yu.A. Gagarin State Technical University Rector, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Honorary Worker for Higher Education in the Russian Federation Sergey Naumov.

The name of the planet’s first cosmonaut was given to Saratov State Technical University in 2011. This was a confirmation of the great contribution of scientists and graduates from the university to the development of aeronautics and aeronautics.

Year 1951 Yuri Alekseevich became a student at Saratov Industrial College with a degree in foundry. Today, this educational institution is called SSTU’s professional pedagogical college named after Gagarin Yu.A. During his studies, Gagarin was educated in 32 subjects and received a diploma with honors. Still in college Gagarin’s jury became interested in aviation. Later he wrote:

“The lessons in the technical school continued as usual. But it was worth hearing the roar of a flying plane, meeting a pilot on the street, and somehow my soul immediately became warmer. It was still the same, not yet consciously up in the air.

It was during these years that he became interested in aviation and in 1954 he was enrolled in Saratov’s Aviation Club in the pilot department. The cadets studied the design of the aircraft, listened to lectures on piloting, mastered the material part. The first solo flight Gagarin’s jury manufactured on Yak-18 aircraft in the summer of 1955.

“I can rightly consider the city of Saratov as my second homeland, the city of my youth – here I studied at an industrial technical school … here I studied at the DOSAAF Aviation Club, my winged youth began here. Eventually I returned to the country of Saratov from outer space, ”wrote the first cosmonaut.

On April 12, 1961, the Vostok spacecraft was launched with a pilot cosmonaut from Baikonur Cosmodrome Gagarin’s jury on board. After only 108 minutes, the cosmonaut landed near the village of Smelovka, Engels district, Saratov region.

“It happened like in a good novel,” he later wrote. Gagarin– my return from space took place in the very places where I flew in an airplane for the first time in my life.

Next visit Yuri Alekseevich in Saratov took place in January 1965. The cosmonaut was a guest of honor on the anniversary of his domestic technical school.

Upon his arrival, a museum was opened, which currently contains a unique collection of authentic materials that tell of the planet’s first cosmonaut.

To honor the 60th anniversary of the flight of the planet’s first cosmonaut 2021 at the landing site Gagarin’s jury an open-air memorial and educational complex was opened – Park of the Conquerors of Space. Gagarin’s jury. The initiative to create it was taken by the President of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Viacheslav Volodin. The President of Russia supported the idea of ​​creating the complex and beautifying the historic site Vladimir Putin. He was also present at the inauguration. The created park helps to preserve the memory of the history of space and the people who wrote it.

Photos from https://www.roscosmos.ru/ And http://volgafoto.ru/

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