"I was up there (in outer space), I looked around, and I did not see God." For a long time, this statement was attributed to Yuri Gagarin
(1934-1968), the Russian cosmonaut who was the first man to orbit the earth.
AlMansoori and AlNeyadi are currently undergoing training at the Yuri Gagarin
Cosmonaut Training Centre in Star City, Russia in preparation for this mission.
Both Al-Mansoori and Al-Neyadi are undergoing trainings at Yuri Gagarin
Cosmonaut Training Center in Russia's Star City to prepare for this mission, UAE News Agency (WAM) reported.
1961: The Russians made the first manned space flight with Yuri Gagarin
, pictured, in Vostok 1.
The magnitude of this astronomic achievement can be gauged from the fact that the UAE wasn't even born when Russia's Yuri Gagarin
became the first person to enter space in 1961.
Hazza Al Mansouri inside the Soyuz spacecraft during their training at the Yuri Gagarin
Cosmonaut Training Cen Image Credit: Janice Ponce de Leon, Staff Reporter
Summary: The first Emirati astronauts have started training at the Yuri Gagarin
Cosmonaut Training Centre in Russia.
The long quotes, such as those of North Korean pilot No Kum-Sok and Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin
, bring each chapter to life.
There is a statue of Yuri Gagarin
, the first man to go to space, a monument to Marshal Zhukov (Soviet Red Army officer who became Chief of General Staff, Deputy Commander-in-Chief, Minister of Defence and a member of the Politburo, the executive committee of the communist party), Pushinskaya Square named after Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin, a Russian poet, playwright, and novelist of the Romantic era.Astronaut Gagarin name revered hereRussia was the first country to send man to space, and Russians are very proud of this fact.
On 12 April, 1961, Yuri Gagarin
, a Soviet citizen, became the first human to enter outer space.
MOSKOVA (CyHAN)- April 12, 1961, will always be remembered in history as the day when Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin
, who was only 27 years old at the time, became the first man in space.