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Roscosmos announced 2016 as "Yuri Gagarin Year"!


Roscosmos announced 2016 as "Yuri Gagarin Year"!

In April 12, 1961 Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man in space and went down in history as the man who discovered the new development path for whole humanity - the path of outer space exploration.

In honor of the 55th Anniversary of this legendary feat ROSCOSMOS announced 2016 as "Yuri Gagarin Year" and planned a various events: exhibitions, radio broadcasts, shows and other promotions. Organizers consider that it is symbolic because the first launch from the first civilian Russian spaceport (Cosmodrome Vostochny) will happen in "The Year of Gagarin".

The slogan of "Gagarin Year" means "Raise your head!!" It is possible to perceive directly or figuratively - "Believe in yourself".
«Gagarin Year» shows desire to revive the space industry in Russia, reforms and new vision of space activities.

MIIGAiK Extraterrestrial laboratory (MExLab) is pleased to support this initiative!
Distribute information and join to celebration of Gagarin Year!
You can find more information on the official website of ROSCOSMOS -

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