Online Event 14.4.21: The 60th anniversary of the first human space flight by Yuri Gagarin on 12 April 1961

Wednesday 14 April 2021 at 18.00
Event is held in FRENCH.

When he orbited the earth and marked the beginning of a new age, Yuri Gagarin was only 27 years old and became the first man to observe the earth from space… This anniversary event will give us insights into the high-risk 108-minute flight, Yuri Gagarin’s personal and professional life, and the training process at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Russia.

The online event is organised by several associates and partners of UNIVERSEH and will host the following guest speakers:

Christian Lardier
Historian, member of the International Academy of Astronautics, former President of the French Institute of Space History
The 108 minutes that brought the world into a new age

Nadezhda Bogdanova
Director of the Aerospace Museum of Samara University (Russia)
Yuri Gagarin’s Path to Space and a short visit to the Samara University Aerospace Museum

Yves Gourinat
Professor, Higher Institute of Aeronautics and Space ISAE-SUPAERO
Training at the Y. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in the framework of the French-Russian space cooperation

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