MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The head of Russia’s house company Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, has criticized the International Day of Human Space Flight launch of the US State Department on Facebook, which makes no point out of Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the primary man in house.
On April 12, 1961, Gagarin pronounced his well-known “Poyekhali!” (Let’s Go!) because the Vostok spacecraft lifted off the bottom, taking the primary individual ever to house. The anniversary of the primary Soviet cosmonaut’s flight is celebrated yearly in Russia as Cosmonautics Day on April 12, and as International Day of Human Space Flight in the remaining of the world.
The US State Department made no point out of Gagarin in any respect in its Facebook assertion launched on the event of International Day of Human Space Flight on Monday and posted footage of US astronauts as a substitute.
The UN General Assembly declared April 12, the day of Gagarin’s house flight, because the International Day of Human Space Flight in 2011.