Cosmonauts from the ISS congratulate the Russians on the anniversary of Gagarin's space flight
Russian cosmonauts working at the International Space Station (ISS) congratulated the Russians on the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's flight into space, RIA Novosti reports.
“Exactly 60 years ago, on April 12, an event took place that became a turning point in world history. A spaceship with a man on board left the Earth, having made an orbital flight for the first time, and the man who dared to go on this flight, Yuri Alekseevich Gagarin, is our compatriot. On this day, the whole planet recognized his name, because it was then that a new history began – the history of manned space flights, ”said Russian cosmonaut Sergei Kud-Sverchkov.
Cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky noted that Soviet engineers turned the country into a space power, and also added that it was the example of Yuri Gagarin that inspired many people, including him and his comrades, to become cosmonauts.
Cosmonauts Sergei Ryzhikov and Pyotr Dubrov also congratulated Russians on the anniversary of the first manned space flight.
Earlier it became known that the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft Yuri Gagarin delivered Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky and Peter Dubrov, as well as American Mark Vande Hai, on board the ISS.