Those present at the meeting spoke about the perspective direction of cosmonautics
- the extraction of minerals.
Attracting young people to the field of cosmonautics
is one of our priorities," a Roscosmos spokesman explained.
During his visit to the Cosmonautics
Memorial Museum, the Russian President talked with the crew of the International Space Station (ISS) via a videoconference.
After having translated the sentences in Russian I discovered that their content makes allusion to 12 April, Cosmonautics
Day, to pay homage to Yuri Gagarin, the first man who travelled outer space when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on 12 April 1961.
Yuri Karash, a former cosmonaut and space analyst based in Moscow, told Al Jazeera: "The history of cosmonautics
shows how important it is to have good, harmonious relations among all crew members travelling to space.
But today, their small, stuffed bodies are on display in the Moscow Cosmonautics
Museum, their muzzles turned up to the stars.
Nearby is the Cosmonautics
Museum, with a glorious 300ft high obelisk and some interesting spaceflight memorabilia.
Vasya was a fourth year student at Bauman specializing in cosmonautics
Says Leonov, "Practical cosmonautics
has now entered a new stage: the beginning of a transition from research and experiments to large-scale production activities in outer space.
Attending the meeting were representatives of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, the Information Ministry, the Finance Ministry, the National State TV and Radio Company, Peleng Company, the R&D enterprise Geoinformation Systems of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, and also Head of the Russian Federation of Cosmonautics
, pilot-cosmonaut Vladimir Kovalenok.
amp;nbsp;"There's a lot of work up ahead, but this was certainly a very serious, significant step in the development of Russian cosmonautics
In Russia and many former soviet republics, Cosmonautics
Day has been celebrated each April 12 since the 1961 flight of Yuri Gagarin on that date.
Yury Karash, a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Cosmonautics
, said that prestige would not be restored with a symbolic flight to the Moon.