24.04.2014 | Madrid

"Space Week" in Madrid dedicated to the 80th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin

On April 24th, a Russia-Spain conference was held at the Planetarium of Madrid. The conference was organized by the representative office of the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad and the International Humanitarian Cooperation in Spain as a part of celebratory events for the "Space Week" and the 80th anniversary of the first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.

The conference was attended by an impressive audience of 250 people and featured the following speakers: Corresponding Member, Director of the Institute of Astronomy, Boris Shustov with a report on the Russian-Spanish cooperation in the space sector and our scientists cooperation on creating a unique, the world's largest ultraviolet telescope; the pilot-cosmonaut, Hero of the Russian Federation, Fyodor Yurchikhin spoke about the history of Russian space exploration, the life path of the first cosmonauts and the current work on the International Space Station and promising new projects in the Russian space industry.

The activities within the "Space Week" aroused great interest of the public and attracted the attention of the leading local print and electronic media. An interview with the Russian cosmonaut was published in the national newspaper "El Mundo".

The "Space Week" concluded on April 25th at the Russian Embassy in Spain, where Fyodor Yurchikhin met with students and teachers of the Embassy’s secondary school.

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