A photo exhibition “The First in Space”, which is dedicated to the 60th anniversary of launching Earth’s first artificial satellite, was opened in the Museum of the Revolution in Havana on October 4, TASS news agency reports.
The exhibition is organized by Rossotrudnichestvo* representative office in Cuba. The opening ceremony of the exhibition was attended by Vladimir Yaroshevsky, a representative of Rossotrudnichestvo, who reminded the history of the development of the world’s first artificial Earth satellite by Soviet scientists. “In 1957, the first step of space exploration was made. Today, 60 years later, it is hard to imagine human life without space technology“, Yaroshevsky stressed.
The exhibition informs about the main stages in the history of developing and launching the first satellite: about founders of astronautics, the satellite design, and the ballistic missile, which brought the satellite into orbit, as well as about development and launch of spacecraft.
The representative of Rossotrudnichestvo noticed that Cuba has joined UN World Space Week in celebration of the 60th anniversary of launching Sputnik-1.
The World Space Week is the largest annual event in the world devoted to exploration of space. Since 2007, more than 90 nations have participated in more than 2,200 events with more than 1.3 million attendees. Within the framework of the World Space Week, which is celebrated from 4 to 10 of October, presentations, lectures and exhibitions dedicated to space themes, will be organized in different countries around the world. The 2017 World Space Week theme is “Exploring New Worlds In Space”.
* Rossotrudnichestvo, a Russian Federal Agency for the CIS issues, living abroad compatriots and international humanitarian cooperation – (http://rs.gov.ru/en/ )
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency