Gagarin – not Ukrainian. Social networks on the Day of cosmonautics

Гагарин - не украинец. Соцсети о Дне космонавтики

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April 12 marks the international day of flying people into space. On this day in 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first person to see Earth from space.

Earth… what a Beauty! These words were spoken by Yuri Gagarin, the first man went into space.

April 12, 1961 the Soviet spaceship Vostok was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome. On startup only knew rukovodteli of the USSR and those who prepared the flight. Gagarin learned that he had to make a historic breakthrough, in just two days.

The flight time was 106 minutes. Gagarin landed by parachute, five miles from the ship in the center of the collective farm named after Taras Shevchenko, Saratov region.

The next day, about Yuri Gagarin learned the whole planet.

“I saw the horizon, the stars, the sky is black, right black is absolutely the color of the sky. Very beautiful horizon seen directly the circumference of the Earth, the horizon, and a blue color around the whole Earth, around the horizon, such gentle-gentle blue color at the surface of the Earth, then gradually darkens, becomes purple and goes black,” recalled Gagarin.

Seven years later, on March 27 during a flight on MiG-15UTI in the program to return to a career pilot, Gagarin died. He was 34 years old. The cause of the crash is still uncertain.

“Having flown around the Earth in spacecraft, satellite, I saw how beautiful our planet is. People will keep and increase this beauty, not destroy it!” – said Gagarin, who became a legend worldwide.

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the first manned flight into space, the UN has set 12 April as international occasion. In Ukraine it was called the Day of workers of rocket-space industry.

Гагарин - не украинец. Соцсети о Дне космонавтики




The achievements of Ukrainians in space

On this day in the Ukrainian segment of social media users recalled the achievements of Ukrainians in the space industry.

So, engineer, and Lieutenant General Alexander Zasyadko in 1817 was the first to create several types of missiles. After a few years, the flight range of its missiles amounted to six kilometers. A goal of mine was flying to the moon.

With whom Ukraine to fly in space

Inventor and revolutionary Nikolai Kibalchich was the first to set the pattern of jet aircraft. Was executed for the assassination of Tsar Alexander II.

One of the founders of Astronautics Yury Kondratyuk (real name was Alexander Shargey) in the early 20th century to calculate the optimal trajectory to the moon. These calculations were used in the NASA lunar program, Apollo.

Гагарин - не украинец. Соцсети о Дне космонавтики


Ukrainian Sergey Korolev considers the founder of practical cosmonautics. Under his leadership, launched the first Intercontinental ballistic missile, the first artificial Earth satellite, the first flight and out into space.

Гагарин - не украинец. Соцсети о Дне космонавтики

What Ukraine can conquer the space

In the Russian segment of the Day of cosmonautics were discussed more actively. Mostly Russians lament that their country has not been able to repeat such achievements. While Russia is becoming more religious, according to the users of social networks.

Popular post, in which listed that the Soviet leadership expected to Yuri Gagarin and his family. Among other things, mentions the socks and carpet.

Nekotoryye joked about the fact that Ukrainians and Russians often argue about the nationality of those or other historical characters.

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