58th International Day of Human Space Flight was celebrated on April 12, 2019 @ ESSTI Head Quarter.
ESSTI and the Embassy of the Russian Federation were celebrated 58th anniversary of the first manned space flight on April 12, 1961 Made by 27-year-old Soviet (Russian) cosmonaut Yuri A. GAGARIN.
Dr. Solomon Belay ESSTI Director General, H.E. Dr.-Ing. Getahun Mekuria, Minister, Ministry of Innovation and Technology and Mr. Rashid M. UMYAROV Councilor of Russian Federation speaks about the International Day of Human Space Flight and Ethio-Russian co-operation on space science areas.
Yuri Gagarin was born on March 9, 1934 in the village of Klushino, near Gzhatsk (renamed Gagarin in 1968 after his death). On April 12, 1961, 6:07 am UTC, the Vostok 3KA-3 (Vostok 1) spacecraft with Gagarin aboard was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome. The spacecraft orbited for 108 minutes before returning to Earth, landing in Kazakhstan. As planned, during descent Gagarin ejected from the capsule and parachuted to the ground. Gagarin thus became both the first human to travel into space, and the first to orbit the Earth.