Last updated on December 8th, 2022 at 02:00 pm
Happy Cosmonautics Day!
On April 12, 1961, the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin made the world’s first orbital flight. The Vostok launch vehicle, launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome, launched the Vostok-1 spacecraft into orbit around the Earth, which circled our planet in 1 hour 48 minutes. In the Soviet Union, and now in Russia, this day is celebrated as Cosmonautics Day, and throughout the world – World Aviation and Cosmonautics Day.
By Cosmonautics Day, cosmonauts of the Roskosmos squad answered questions from Russian Google users
By April 12, Google, together with Roscosmos Corporation, found out what questions about space explorers are most often of interest to Russian users. The company analyzed the most popular queries on this topic over the past year. Cosmonauts of the Roskosmos detachment answered some of them. Their answers in the form of 12 videos can be viewed on the Roskosmos TV YouTube channel. Also on YouTube Music, the thematic playlist Cosmonautics Day was created .