Today marks first manned space flight


Today marks the first manned space flight made on 12 April 1961 by the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin who circled the Earth aboard the Vostok spacecraft. Belarus holds a firm place in the world space exploration. Satellite Internet, TV broadcasting, gathering information about the state of environment – these are by no means all of the tasks Belarusian satellites perform on orbit. In September Belarus is expecting a global forum. The Planetary Congress of the Association of Space Explorers will welcome legendary space explorers in Minsk.