Ukraine has contributed enormously to the development of astronautics and must now relaunch its rocket and space industry.
This was stated by the head of the office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak on his Facebook page on the occasion of the Rocket and Space Industry Workers’ Day.
“Today the whole world celebrates the first space flight with human participation. Ukraine made a huge contribution to the development of astronautics. It was Sergei Korolev, born in Zhitomir, who designed the first spaceship manned that launched a man into space. Ukrainian rocket launchers are now admired by the professional community. “, – wrote Ermak.
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He stressed that he would like Ukrainians to always strive to do more and set ambitious goals. “Reviving our rocket and space industry is such a task,” said the head of the OP.
April 12 has gone down in history as the day a person first flew a space flight.
In 2011, the United Nations established International Human Spaceflight Day.
In 1961, the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin made the first space flight in human history. His Vostok spacecraft circled the Earth in 108 minutes.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru