In his congratulations on the 60th anniversary of the first manned flight to cosmos, starring Yuri Gagarin, the head of Russia’s Space Agency stressed that the country hopes to transit to a new space and rocket technology.
He expanded that among Roscosmos’s plans is the beginning of lunar research, first by automatic stations, then by crews of cosmonauts, according to the TASS news agency.
Rogozin pointed out that the country’s space industry sees great opportunities in international cooperation, attracted by the evidence of new Russian technologies.
The head of Roscosmos recalled that the first manned flight to cosmos was made despite the loss of many people and resources during the Great Patriotic War against German fascism (1941-1945).
‘This shows that not everything is related to the circumstances, much depends on the people, their will and professionalism, their focus on achieving results,’ he added.
Every April 12 the world celebrates Cosmonautics Day and today marks six decades since the Vostok launch that put the Vostok-1 spacecraft into orbit, with the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on board, thus becoming the first person to travel into space.