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Cosmonautics Day. Bright technological victory of the USSR and all mankind

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Today in Russia (and not only in Russia) Cosmonautics Day is celebrated - 57-th anniversary of the first manned space flight. The famous Gagarin "Let's go! .." became a symbol of space exploration, which continues to this day and offers new and new challenges to humanity. The very first flight of a person into near-Earth space is a true technological victory for the entire civilization, and the USSR played the flagship role here.


Cosmonautics Day. Bright technological victory of the USSR and all mankind


TASS gives the statement of the first and only Polish cosmonaut Miroslav Hermaszewski (he flew into space in the 1978 year):
After 12 April, when Yuri Gagarin flew into space, the first impression was shock. Everyone thought about how it is possible that a person found himself in a space where no one else was. Euphoria has swept the whole world. After the first shock, everyone began to think about what it was, the first assessments appeared, reflected in culture and science. The Soviet Union exulted for the second time after the launch of the first satellite in 1957. It was a good victory for civilization.


The anniversary of the first manned space flight is celebrated on “St. George's Night” in almost fifty countries of the world, including Britain, the USA, Ireland, Finland, Canada, Japan, India, etc. About 20 thousand people take part in the events.

Roscosmos:
On most of the territory of our country, the 12 day of April 1961 of the year turned out to be really spring. The sun shone in a cloudless, bright blue sky. A solemn, with undisguised glee, the voice of the announcer Yuri Levitan sounded from modest home speakers, thundered from factory loudspeakers, flew over the streets from receivers placed on the windowsills of the open windows. The streets of the cities were immediately filled with people, they embraced and congratulated each other. Many later recalled that it looked like Victory Day in 1945. The whole country, the whole world was celebrating the victory of man over earthly attraction. And there was an understanding that this accomplishment of the Soviet cosmonautics does not belong to one country, it really is the victory of the whole world. From the very flight of Gagarin, the space theme became the main one in the press - messages on every flight hit the front pages of newspapers. With them began all the television programs. Gagarin was the first, and other heroes followed him into space. Today, mankind continues to open more and more new space doors - long manned flights, deep space research, construction of space stations. Mankind continues to dream of space and confidently follows the path that Yuri Gagarin 12 of April 1961 laid for him.




By the Day of Cosmonautics, the Ministry of Defense of Russia presents a unique project: declassified archival documents from the funds of the Central Department of the Defense Ministry, telling about the officer service of the first cosmonaut of the planet Earth. Link.

We wish success to modern space explorers and developers of spacecraft and programs in their frankly difficult work.
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Roskosmos
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  1. Dezinto
    Dezinto April 12 2018 06: 40
    +24
    The not-so-happy phrase suggests itself: "forgive Jura, we all lost ......"
    Sorry for the pissimism. The holiday is really worthy of all kind words. But looking at the situation in the world, and the dreams of the people of the 60s that we all will soon unite and go to the stars .... it becomes sad and funny ....



    So I want to answer him. No Jura is not quite, we are going to shoot each other because somewhere, someone poisoned it is not clear who. And all politics is carried out through twitter accounts, and the Buranas all the remaining two rot in the backyards of Baikonur, and by the way, we now rent Baikonur - it is not ours. And on the construction of a new cosmodrome, cars of money were stolen .........

    Some South African man makes rockets, and the young people here adore him and say that Russia is an aggressor, and rush about in order to buy the latest phone faster ...

    So far, something like that Yura ....
    Probably he did not imagine the year 2018 at all .........
    1. Spartanez300
      Spartanez300 April 12 2018 06: 41
      +12
      Happy Cosmonautics Day !!! drinks
      The minimum distance at which Yuri Gagarin made his orbit flight was 181 kilometers, and the maximum distance was 327 kilometers. The first space flight lasted exactly 108 famous minutes.
      1. LSA57
        LSA57 April 12 2018 06: 55
        +2
        Quote: Spartanez300
        The minimum distance at which Yuri Gagarin made his orbit flight was 181 kilometers, and the maximum distance was 327 kilometers. The first space flight lasted exactly 108 amazing minutes.

        When I served, I found officers who participated in the first launches and knew Yu. A. Gagarin and S. P. Korolyov
        1. Ingvar 72
          Ingvar 72 April 12 2018 07: 40
          0
          Quote: LSA57
          When I served, I found officers

          Baikonur? Is it true that in the late 80s someone wrote on board the Buran DMB- ....? We had such a bike, I served not far.
          1. Hole puncher
            Hole puncher April 12 2018 07: 58
            0
            Quote: Ingvar 72
            such a bike went about us, I served not far.

            In the 90th or a little later, an acquaintance who was urgent in Baikonur told me about it. said after that the tiles changed
            1. Ingvar 72
              Ingvar 72 April 12 2018 08: 00
              0
              Quote: Puncher
              said after that the tiles changed

              But the soldier and the officer on duty were put down. I heard that at least. hi
          2. LSA57
            LSA57 April 12 2018 09: 13
            0
            Quote: Ingvar 72
            Baikonur? Is it true that in the late 80s someone wrote on board the Buran DMB- ..

            I do not know. I demobilized in 1978. to "Buran" only the landing strip began to lay down. but about DMB most likely a bike.
    2. Maz
      Maz April 12 2018 08: 00
      +3
      Happy Cosmonautics Day, friends.!
      1. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov April 12 2018 10: 34
        +3
        Quote: Maz
        Happy Cosmonautics Day, friends.!

        And girlfriends laughing
    3. Hole puncher
      Hole puncher April 12 2018 08: 01
      0
      Quote: DEZINTO
      getting sad funny

      They fly to Mars for a long time. Do not we really ...
      Quote: DEZINTO
      Some South African man makes rockets, and our youth love him

      How dismissive. Condemn him?
      1. Dezinto
        Dezinto April 12 2018 08: 07
        +5
        How dismissive. Condemn him?

        No, I do not blame him. The guy is really a young man, and electric cars, and rockets fly here and there and land vertically, and in general beauty and coolness. And most importantly, money is spinning, projects are muddling ..

        True, for some reason, they fly into orbit on our rockets ... Why is this so?
        And the robot crawling on Mars is almost half a copy of the Lunokhod -1 Soviet-made !? “Oh, how is it that even the Americans' spacesuits have a copy of Orlan 2-tyuyu !?” But what does not work in the country of iPhone to create your own spacesuit?

        I am not belittling. I want to say a glan- all modern technologies were created back then, yes, in such a backward rashka, scoop, or how else they like to blaspheme our past. And only with the onset of the 90s did the entire information base flow away, cheaply to the west. Thanks to what shuttles flew, and now your adored Mask flies.
        1. Moor
          Moor April 12 2018 08: 15
          +1
          Quote: DEZINTO
          I want to say a glan- all modern technologies were created back then, yes, in such a backward rashka, scoop, or how else they like to deface our past. And only with the advent of the 90's the entire information base flowed away, cheaply to the west. Thanks to what shuttles flew, and now your adored Mask flies.

          Plus, definitely !!!
        2. Hole puncher
          Hole puncher April 12 2018 08: 49
          +1
          Quote: DEZINTO
          True, for some reason, they fly into orbit on our rockets ... Why is this so?

          Are you so happy that instead of space exploration we have become cabbies? Soon this role will be taken away, it is temporary. All successes associated with the study of both near and deep space belong to the United States. If the USSR tried to send interplanetary stations and there were successes, then Russia explores space only in words. This is degradation.
          Quote: DEZINTO
          I want to say a glan- all modern technologies were created back then, yes, in such a backward rashka, scoop, or how else they like to blaspheme our past.

          You are at the mercy of your speculation that Russia is the birthplace of elephants. If the USSR and the Russian Federation possessed “all the modern technologies”, now the whole world would have admired the photos of Ceres made by domestic AMS, and not by American Dawn. Not to mention Pluto.
          Quote: DEZINTO
          And only with the onset of the 90s did the entire information base flow away, cheaply to the west. Thanks to what shuttles flew, and now your adored Mask flies.

          Do you believe that the Space Shuttle did not fly until the 90s and only after having secreted the secret knowledge accumulated in the USSR could they? This explains a lot.
          P. S: what technologies developed in the USSR does I. Mask use?
    4. Nix1986
      Nix1986 April 12 2018 08: 50
      +2
      I do not share your hostility to the Mask, such industries as science, medicine, astronautics, etc. should be outside of politics, nationality and religion. Musk is an enthusiastic person who drowns not only for the interests of investors, which, unfortunately, is not observed here, one of the last is Galitsky, respect to the peasant.
    5. Vend
      Vend April 12 2018 09: 17
      +1
      You can scold the USSR as much as you like, but during this period of Russian history there are achievements that will never be surpassed by anyone. Happy holiday! We are first!
      1. Hole puncher
        Hole puncher April 12 2018 09: 35
        +2
        Quote: Wend
        there are achievements that will never be surpassed by anyone. Happy holiday! We are first!

        The first satellite, the first man in space, the first woman in space, the first man in outer space, the first picture of the back of the moon ... There is certainly something to be proud of, admiring people capable of doing all this after a devastating war ... And then look back and .. .
        This is where pride ends. Can you say: ancestors from the depths of time are proud of us?
        1. Vend
          Vend April 12 2018 10: 27
          0
          Quote: Puncher
          Quote: Wend
          there are achievements that will never be surpassed by anyone. Happy holiday! We are first!

          Can you say: ancestors from the depths of time are proud of us?

          Ask the ancestors, maybe they will answer.
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  3. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee April 12 2018 06: 41
    +7
    Euphoria swept the whole world
    I remember! Joy and PRIDE! We are first !
  4. Herculesic
    Herculesic April 12 2018 06: 46
    +10
    It is for this date that you need, I would say, even have a drink! !! drinks good drinks For the country that really made a fairy tale come true! !! hi drinks hi good
  5. izya top
    izya top April 12 2018 06: 49
    +6
    Today in Russia (and not only in Russia) is Cosmonautics Day - the 57th anniversary of the first manned space flight.
    go drinks
    1. Herculesic
      Herculesic April 12 2018 07: 00
      +3
      Izzy hi Yes, no question. drinks drinks drinks hi good !!!
  6. Fedorov
    Fedorov April 12 2018 06: 50
    +5
    He flew almost as a captain, actually returned as a colonel. Well done peasant, albeit a growth in my chest. Parachute was shot from the capsule, there are 10 G full. Well done ! I hopped with the An-2, I thought I’ll rush myself, it blew through. wink
    Everlasting memory !
    1. izya top
      izya top April 12 2018 07: 10
      +3
      Quote: Fedorov
      I hopped with the An-2

      Quote: Fedorov
      carried.

      anyway? what laughing
      1. Herculesic
        Herculesic April 12 2018 07: 30
        0
        Was the plane then washed for a long time? ?? lol belay How it got through! !! belay lol
        1. Fedorov
          Fedorov April 12 2018 08: 14
          +3
          Stop joking! I continued to jump, only I almost broke my leg, dragged me into the mud by the wind. And the protracted ones were something. And you remember God and the Guardian Angel, but How Beautiful!
    2. Ingvar 72
      Ingvar 72 April 12 2018 07: 42
      0
      Quote: Fedorov
      Practically flew captain

      And not getting older? belay
      1. Fedorov
        Fedorov April 12 2018 08: 21
        0
        Like Yes, but I made an amendment - practically a captain.
        1. Ingvar 72
          Ingvar 72 April 12 2018 08: 24
          +1
          Quote: Fedorov
          practically lieutenant.

          wink With the AN-2 I hopped the same, I almost landed on the power lines.
      2. bubalik
        bubalik April 12 2018 09: 22
        +2
        Practically flew captain
        And not getting older?

  7. aszzz888
    aszzz888 April 12 2018 06: 50
    +6
    Holiday - for centuries! And it certainly will not be taken away by any Poles, ukrokakl and other ... Today, the vulture secrets will be removed from some documents, and are subject to publication. Happy holiday to all! drinks
  8. ul_vitalii
    ul_vitalii April 12 2018 06: 52
    +8
    "They have been waiting for us for a long time
    Far planets
    Cold planets
    Silent fields.
    But not a single planet
    Not waiting for us like this
    Planet dear
    By the name of Earth. "
    Good song, about good deeds. smile
  9. Same lech
    Same lech April 12 2018 06: 52
    +10
    It was a time of the USSR's technical leap forward ... if the Central Committee of the CPSU were a little smarter than the USSR, it could well have become an attractive country for the whole world in terms of a high standard of living for an ordinary person ... but alas, not fate ... the resources of the richest country in the world were thrown to help African princes, on the development of industry in Eastern Europe ... in general, they helped everyone but not their people.
    Although there was free medicine, trade unions, education, this was not enough for the citizens of the USSR ... many wanted to have what ordinary Americans had ... cars ... yachts ... villas, etc. smile
    Life put everything in its place ... in the pursuit of the American dream we lost a lot of good things that happened in the USSR and got a lot of bad problems inherent in the capitalist countries ... we learn from our mistakes ... each time stepping on the same rake believing in the best future. what

    Gagarin URA ... Queen of Ur ... Soviet astronautics URA.
    1. rkkasa xnumx
      rkkasa xnumx April 12 2018 08: 24
      +2
      Quote: The same LYOKHA
      if the Central Committee of the CPSU was a little smarter than the USSR, it could well have become an attractive country for the whole world in terms of a high standard of living for an ordinary person ... but alas, no fate ... the resources of the richest country in the world were thrown to help African princes, to develop industry in Eastern Europe. ..about all helped everyone but not to his people

      Oh, it began ... even in such a topic it is necessary to look for dirt. And to dissemble.
      Soviet achievements like science, military-industrial complex, space, education, medicine - all this was worth a huge effort and cost. And you could not do without them. And that means increasing "the standard of living of an ordinary person" , funds were not always enough.
      And Africans with Eastern Europe were helped for a reason. We had our own interests there, starting with military bases and ending with fishing.
    2. Bypassed
      Bypassed April 12 2018 08: 47
      +1
      The CPSU Central Committee, a little smarter than the USSR, could well have become an attractive country for the whole world in terms of a high standard of living for an ordinary person ... but alas, no fate ... the resources of the richest country in the world were thrown to help African princes, to develop industry in Eastern Europe .. generally helped everyone but not their people.

      Well, as in the joke about the Lada plant - a damn place.
      The USSR has long been gone. and the practice of forgiving everyone. distribution of weapons (airplanes for oil) continues
  10. LSA57
    LSA57 April 12 2018 06: 53
    +9
    All who served in Baikonur, All who had and are related to the Exploration of Space and All members of the "Military Review" Congratulations on Cosmonautics Day !!!

    1. Ingvar 72
      Ingvar 72 April 12 2018 07: 55
      +1
      Quote: LSA57
      All who served in Baikonur

      Now there is probably the entire steppe in tulips, beauties! good True, only two or three weeks, then again a dull scorched landscape. hi
      1. LSA57
        LSA57 April 12 2018 09: 19
        +1
        Quote: Ingvar 72
        True, only two or three weeks, then again a dull scorched landscape.

        and in the mornings just a paradise smile no heat, no wind, pleasant cool smile running along the steppe and rejoicing smile in training was cross 1km in the morning, sergeant enemy forever laughing then, in the unit, for yourself 3 wave away and walk all day like new laughing
  11. loginovich
    loginovich April 12 2018 06: 53
    +3
    Happy Cosmonautics Day!
  12. Aleksandr21
    Aleksandr21 April 12 2018 06: 55
    +1
    Happy Cosmonautics Day! Indeed, the flight of Yuri Gagarin is the greatest step in the development of civilization ... and at the expense of the future, we can only hope that our country will not abandon space and make new achievements in this field, in science fiction and not only in science fiction, the topic of colonization is very popular and if in 50-100 years, the construction of bases on planets and their satellites in the solar system will begin, then our country should be one of the leaders in this field (at least I hope for this).
  13. Dezinto
    Dezinto April 12 2018 06: 59
    +4
    Certainly a great step! And a huge achievement!

  14. Nix1986
    Nix1986 April 12 2018 07: 03
    +3
    And pride in the past and sadness for now. Last year I was with my child in monino, showing and telling about the spiral and to the child’s question “Dad, why don’t they fly now?” I didn’t know what to answer, except that being an adult unfortunately does not mean being smart and good person, because we don’t fly.
  15. Dezinto
    Dezinto April 12 2018 07: 08
    +9
    Google in its repertoire. Remember, if even some birthday of some homegrown writer from Kentucky, then they don’t draw any picture, .... avatar, doodle-shmoodle, all that.
    If Russia has the greatest holiday of reaching the country! - ti-shi-na.
    Vile - two-faced - corrupt.
    Birthday 117 years ago some singer was born! - they write kapets with steam, compose pictures, open projects !.
    Our first man in the world went into space !!!! At least someone said something about this on the net!
    Sorry a little bit! Such a blatant degree of disrespect is already enraging. sad
    1. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona April 12 2018 07: 18
      +2
      Google has not yet arrived on this day, you forget about the difference in hours.
      1. Blackmokona
        Blackmokona April 12 2018 07: 20
        +1
        Here on the main page the text has already appeared.
        Cosmonautics Day 2018. "Let's go!"

        https://www.google.ru
        Wait in the morning in california
        1. Dezinto
          Dezinto April 12 2018 07: 22
          +3
          Ahh! it’s really a nuance, maybe I got it in vain lol We'll see. hi

          PM21:24
          1. Blackmokona
            Blackmokona April 12 2018 07: 31
            +1
            I looked at the history of the issue, they either do the doodle on this subject, or they don’t do it limited by text.
            Here's an example they did

            In general, here they have a random. Therefore, the two will do more interesting or not.
            1. Blackmokona
              Blackmokona April 12 2018 07: 55
              0
              And before that it was more interesting. Doodle 2011
        2. Dezinto
          Dezinto April 12 2018 10: 20
          +1
          Wait in the morning in california

          Well, wait. A tiny little note below. No beautiful animations, no congratulations. No - just a day of astronautics.
          I’ll say it again - next time there will be a birthday of some children's writer, or the first start of a motorcycle engine .. or an actor, or the first sneeze of a famous actress’s newborn ....-. - there will be such a cry and delight on the Google page. oooh ... all of her urgently drink a smoothie and throw a salute.

          And here only the first person in the first in the history of the planet flew into space. Pf generally worthy of only a tiny line below.

    2. Tatar 174
      Tatar 174 April 12 2018 07: 37
      +2
      Quote: DEZINTO
      At least someone said something about this on the net!

      Yes, remember all your friends, probably among them there are those who even knowing about your success they will keep silent about it with envy instead of being happy with you or congratulating ... There are such people. And you're talking about the enemy Google.
  16. Tatar 174
    Tatar 174 April 12 2018 07: 34
    +1
    The children we were then naive, I remember how one evening of April after Gagarin’s flight, when it got dark, some sheepskin coats were spread on the ground and they looked at the sky, dreamed and waited for the rocket with the astronaut to fly, although he had landed a long time ago. .. Then we thought it would be like this every day. I remembered this well. This day for many is a festive day when the greatest event on Earth happened. Happy holiday to all of us!
    1. 9PA
      9PA April 12 2018 07: 37
      +1
      Glory to the USSR, Glory to Gagarin!
  17. Old26
    Old26 April 12 2018 07: 43
    +1
    Quote: Uncle Lee
    I remember! Joy and PRIDE! We are first !

    Yes, the effect was killer. I understand that day, although I was about 7 years old. And it’s not the glee of people in the squares, but the TASS message. Had breakfast in the kitchen. In the corner, a speaker was talking about something. Suddenly the silence and voice of Levitan. “Moscow says. Listen to the TASS message.” ... What I remember well is how the faces of the grandmother and grandfather “Hardened” for whom this voice was associated with the announcement of the beginning of the war. And only after the words that the first person was in orbit, they began to "thaw"
    Yes, on business trips, both in the Western Territory and in Leninsk, these were the days off. And now, after more than half a century, when you already know how intense the race was between us and the Americans, you understand that a lot depends on the person. Korolev took a chance and we won ... Become the first ...

    And about the drink, so it is without fail. On the way from work there will be a small zucchini with a very good cognac - certainly not one ...

    Quote: Fedorov
    He flew almost as a captain, actually returned as a colonel. Well done peasant, albeit a growth in my chest. Parachute was shot from the capsule, there are 10 G full. Well done ! I hopped with the An-2, I thought I’ll rush myself, it blew through. wink
    Everlasting memory !

    Well, he flew older, returned as a major. Do not come up with. Capsules did not fire. On all "Vostoks" armchairs fired with an astronaut. It was because of this shooting that we had problems with the international record fixing in the FAI ...

    Quote: LSA57
    All who served in Baikonur, All who had and are related to the Exploration of Space and All members of the "Military Review" Congratulations on Cosmonautics Day !!!


    Tulips of Baikonur. In the spring you fly up - there is a sea of ​​flowers below. After a few weeks you fly away - the burnt steppe below.
  18. Old26
    Old26 April 12 2018 07: 49
    0
    Wagon. Some photos of their archive. I hope that Sergey (LSA57) finds out something



    (like him, this monument was called at that time - "DO NOT REACH"


  19. Million
    Million April 12 2018 08: 07
    +3
    Two feelings overwhelm today: pride and shame. Pride is for the past, shame is for the present ..
  20. pvv113
    pvv113 April 12 2018 08: 12
    +2
    Pride for the power - for the USSR! We are first!
    All a Happy Holiday!
  21. kvs207
    kvs207 April 12 2018 08: 22
    0
    Quote: Ingvar 72
    Baikonur? Is it true that in the late 80s someone wrote on board the Buran DMB- ....? We had such a bike, I served not far.

    My classmate said that one demobilization "picked up" several tiles on a demobilization album smile I don’t know whether it’s true or not, but he served as a “two-year-old” at that time in Baikonur.
  22. Masya masya
    Masya masya April 12 2018 08: 26
    +2
    On this important day of April
    From the Baikonur Cosmodrome
    Native man, Soviet
    Directly stepped into space!

    And celebrate with the whole world
    This holiday we are now.
    Cosmonauts congratulations,
    You are the hope of the whole country! love
    Happy Holiday !!! love
    1. Dezinto
      Dezinto April 12 2018 08: 50
      +2
      And they were not afraid to fly into the darkness,
      and struggled with overloads as best they could,
      not to glorify your name,
      and in order to take a new step for the whole country.
  23. andrej-shironov
    andrej-shironov April 12 2018 08: 51
    0
    Yeah! In Soviet times, so many victories were won. And for 30 years of liberal capitalism not a single one! Is this not an indicator of the anti-people of the current government.
  24. Old26
    Old26 April 12 2018 08: 58
    0
    Quote: Fedorov
    Like Yes, but I made an amendment - practically a captain.

    Valery, Valery. Something wears in your ranks, then practically a captain (it's like), then practically a lieutenant. He arrived practically as a colonel (though for some reason he studied at the academy after the flight as a lieutenant colonel laughing
    Everything is simpler. The story goes. He took off - with an older age, landed - with a major ...
  25. serg.shishkov2015
    serg.shishkov2015 April 12 2018 09: 07
    0
    how the ancient incunabula is stored in a separate folder, a stack of old newspapers with articles about astronauts, and among them is the evening issue of Izvestia for April 12, 1961 and Komsomolka for April 13, 1961 ,,,, with accuracy and special trepidation I touch these yellowed, fragile pages as to the invaluable testimonies of the great and beautiful Age ,,,
  26. Old26
    Old26 April 12 2018 09: 07
    0
    Quote: andrej-shironov
    Yeah! In Soviet times, so many victories were won ..

    Alas, there were victories, there were defeats. But most often we heard about victories, because defeats and accidents simply were not announced. Even from defeat, we tried to squeeze to the maximum, putting defeat on ourselves.
    And this is quite natural. There was a process of learning new, unknown, but it can not be accelerated by anything. At first, we (and the Americans) made a bet on "priority." Then the Americans abandoned this and simply developed the topic.

    Quote: andrej-shironov
    And for 30 years of liberal capitalism not a single one!

    Why not a single one. At the very least, we are building a new spaceport. Yes, and the international station - it can also be credited to victory.
  27. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov April 12 2018 09: 14
    +7
    On such a day, one cannot but remember the chief organizer of the production of rocket and space technology in the USSR — Sergey Pavlovich Korolev.
    In 1965, I was lucky to talk to this wonderful person. In those days, all the boys raved about space. I read the book by K.E. Tsiolkovsky "Jet aircraft" and began to engage in the circle of young rocket at the city Palace of Pioneers. Sergei Pavlovich visited our circle and spent a whole hour talking with us as adults. Looked at the model, really praised.
    How long has it been ...
    Bless his memory ...
    1. Hole puncher
      Hole puncher April 12 2018 09: 42
      +1
      Quote: A. Privalov
      In 1965, I was lucky to talk to this wonderful person.

      Lucky you. It was one of the great people on earth, very sorry that he did not have much ...
      1. A. Privalov
        A. Privalov April 12 2018 09: 53
        +3
        Quote: Puncher
        Quote: A. Privalov
        In 1965, I was lucky to talk to this wonderful person.

        Lucky you. It was one of the great people on earth, very sorry that he did not have much ...

        Alas, they still did not know how to deal with such diseases ... Today, they would have identified them at an early stage, and in our area they were quickly put on their feet. Nowadays, with this diagnosis, the survival rate is over 90%.
    2. Antares
      Antares April 12 2018 09: 55
      +3
      Quote: A. Privalov
      On such a day, one cannot but remember the chief organizer of the production of rocket and space technology in the USSR — Sergey Pavlovich Korolev.

      I agree that without the talent and the infectious energy of the dream of a Zhytomyr boy, much would have been impossible.
      Therefore, this is a common holiday of scientists, designers, astronauts and many many people of the whole country. Therefore, it is a holiday of the whole country. That Great country.
      Dreams into the sky, dreams into space of every Soviet guy led to real flights into the unknown.
  28. Lycan
    Lycan April 12 2018 09: 20
    +1
    Dear All with a bright Cosmonautics Day!
    However, do not forget that today is the Victory Day in the battle on Lake Peipsi.
    For some reason, they are silent everywhere.
  29. Old26
    Old26 April 12 2018 09: 41
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    Quote: serg.shishkov2015
    how the ancient incunabula is stored in a separate folder, a stack of old newspapers with articles about astronauts, and among them is the evening issue of Izvestia for April 12, 1961 and Komsomolka for April 13, 1961 ,,,, with accuracy and special trepidation I touch these yellowed, fragile pages as to the invaluable testimonies of the great and beautiful Age ,,,

    Alas, I have. In connection with numerous transfers, both the Technika-Molodezh magazines from 1957-1961 and the newspapers of April 61 were lost
    1. serg.shishkov2015
      serg.shishkov2015 April 13 2018 06: 33
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      Mom worked as a cleaner at school for 7 years and found these newspapers during thorough repairs. that was incredible! Newspapers are 10 years older than me!
  30. Old26
    Old26 April 12 2018 09: 52
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    Quote: A. Privalov
    In 1965, I was lucky to talk to this wonderful person.

    Lucky you. It was one of the great people on earth, very sorry that he did not have much ...

    On business trips I had a chance to talk with people who worked with Korolev. They talked about him only in EXCELLENT DEGREE. And as one of those who worked for him (I do not remember literally, but the meaning is something like this) -
    You can’t even talk about the Queen as GREAT DESIGNERmaybe he wasn’t Great designerbut he was GREAT ADMINISTRATOR. Rock Man with amazing design foresight. which could only take out on its shoulders the process of formation of the space industry. The main thing for him was A BUSINESS. To your other weaknesses (if they did not interfere with your work), he could just close his eyes. And it is not known where we would be (in terms of astronautics) if he had lived even at least 10-15 years
  31. Archivist Vasya
    Archivist Vasya April 12 2018 11: 54
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    Happy holidays, comrades!
    A deep bow to Yura Gagarin, his name and his deeds will forever remain in the history of mankind!
  32. midshipman
    midshipman April 12 2018 13: 55
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    Met this day in a trolley bus. He was the secretary of the Komsomol Committee of LIAP. I went to the Regional Committee of Komsomol. The people in Leningrad rejoiced, music ran from the reproducers. Later, at state tests in military unit 15650, he met with G. Titov. They were sent to Vladimirovka for flights on the MiG21. I signed him with flight sheets and gave assignments. And when he worked in Moscow at the USSR Ministry of Radio Industry, and G.S. Titov was Deputy Commander of the Space Forces, often met. The research institutes subordinate to me carried out work in space.
  33. k174oun7
    k174oun7 April 12 2018 14: 36
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    Not only to remember and celebrate glorious dates in the history of the country, but also to save history. Now it has become fashionable to make films about space. Moreover, as you can see in their interview, the astronauts themselves are very skeptical about the films. At the same time, we do not have a decent space center. Here we should take an example from the Americans. They have a Florida Space Center in Florida. Kenedy. On the territory of the existing cosmodrome, a grandiose historical space exposition was created from the first rockets to the lunar program. In addition, it is allowed to visit the training camps of "Dragons" and Falcons. On launch days, hundreds or maybe thousands of people watch missile launches. This is where the power of the state is visible. People from all over the world come there. It’s hard to remember that in the 90s the pavilion "Cosmos" at VDNH was turned into a flea market. What could be sold, and spacecraft were dumped in the corner. If only the "fathers" of the nation would think to create a worthy space center for the 60th anniversary of Gagarin’s flight. If they don’t know how to fly to Florida .
  34. Old26
    Old26 April 12 2018 19: 04
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    Quote: k174un7
    Not only to remember and celebrate glorious dates in the history of the country, but also to save history. Now it has become fashionable to make films about space. Moreover, as you can see in their interview, the astronauts themselves are very skeptical about the films. .

    I’m watching films (ours) about space with reluctance. Even if a real event is taken, then so much winds up. I sometimes wonder at their (cosmonauts) tact when they don’t talk about the film, that it’s frank d ......, sorry sorry.

    Quote: k174un7
    At the same time, we do not have a decent space center. Here we should take an example from the Americans. They have a Florida Space Center in Florida. Kenedy. On the territory of the existing cosmodrome, a grandiose historical space exposition was created from the first rockets to the lunar program. In addition, it is allowed to visit the training camps of "Dragons" and Falcons. On launch days, hundreds or maybe thousands of people watch missile launches. This is where the power of the state is visible. People from all over the world come there. It’s hard to remember that in the 90s the pavilion "Cosmos" at VDNH was turned into a flea market. What could be sold, and spacecraft were dumped in the corner. If only the "fathers" of the nation would think to create a worthy space center for the 60th anniversary of Gagarin’s flight. If they don’t know how to fly to Florida .

    You are stepping on a sore spot. But unfortunately there are many different buthindering the implementation of this idea.

    First and foremost - the remoteness of our spaceports from the main habitats of our population. You must admit that our living standards are not so high that, for example, from Stavropol, I could go to Baikonur as a family. Firstly, very far, secondly - very expensive.

    The second reason. Even the nearest cosmodrome is closed - since it’s a military one (Plesetsk). I’m not even talking about the East. The same Americans have an undeniable advantage - cars in almost every family, roads (and not directions) that cross the country and have a fairly high standard of living.

    Third reason. The very secrecy on which we were all brought up. Even when I was (and repeatedly) on business trips to Baikonur (at one time), I couldn’t, as I wanted to, get into a motor vehicle and go to the site that interested me.

    Fourth and fifth reason. Relation to my own history (I mean the history of technology) and lost time. We sometimes destroyed unique samples of our weapons and equipment. Sometimes one wonders how the Monin Museum and the Museum in Kubinka have been preserved. Then you really remember that these were branches of military academies. And in other cities such museums can be counted on the fingers of one hand. Again, an example from my own life. In Stavropol there was a school of pilots and navigators of the air defense forces, then just an aviation school. Now he is gone. At the beginning of the 70s, when I was finishing school on the territory of the school, there was a Tu-128 interceptor. At other sites - EMNIP YAK-28P, then there were Mig-23, etc. Where is all this now? Cut decades ago (back in the USSR)

    The Americans did not let the remaining two SATURN-5 rockets under the knife and press, but created a museum exposition. We destroyed two N-1s remaining after the program’s closure. And such examples can be given endlessly. Now the very Chinese, having created a new cosmodrome on the island of Hainan, which is also called Chinese Hawaii, did the same as the Americans. Tourists were allowed to the spaceport (to certain sites)

    Now the Cosmonaut Training Center has become a civic organization and tours are being led there. Previously, only official delegations. Our cosmonautics had no money to order new batches of cartridges for the TP-82 pistol, when the warranty period for the previous batch ended, there was no money to change the knife and machete in NAZ for more modern ones. Do you remember MUSEUMS.
  35. XXXIII
    XXXIII April 12 2018 21: 59
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    Cosmonautics Day. Bright technological victory of the USSR and all mankind

    go!
    1. A. Privalov
      A. Privalov April 12 2018 22: 04
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      On Cosmonautics Day, the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has published a virtual tour of lunar landmarks.
      The video is assembled from photos taken during the nine years of operation of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. The video is posted in the resolution 4K, which allows viewers to examine in detail the remarkable places on the surface of our satellite. Among them is the Tycho crater, the Aristarchus crater, the landing site of the Apollo 17 mission, and the North and South poles of the Moon.
      Some of them are on the near side and are already familiar to both professionals and lovers of observations of the Moon from Earth. Others are clearly visible only from space.
      A five-minute excursion is accompanied by an off-screen guide, who explains why this or that object is interesting.