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In Russia, soon to be First Space

August 1 2008
05:42

On the eve of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree according to which in 2011 declared the country a year of the Russian space industry - to mark the 50 anniversary of the first manned space flight.

Medvedev accepted the proposal of the Russian government about the celebration in 2011, 50 years of space flight by Yuri Gagarin. In connection with this date, the president issued a decree stated: "to declare 2011 the year in the Russian Federation Russian space." Now, the government charged in a 6-month period to form a steering committee for the preparation and celebration of the 50 th anniversary of Gagarin's space flight and approve its composition; to develop and adopt a plan for the substantive preparations for and celebration of the 50 th anniversary of flight, the first man.

Public authorities of Russian regions and local authorities of municipalities encouraged to participate in the preparation and celebration of the 50 th anniversary of the flight of Yuri Gagarin, Vesti reports.

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