(VOVworld) – A celebration took place in Hanoi on Saturday to mark World Aviation and Astronautics Day and 50 years when Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov took first spacewalk.
On March 18, 1965, Alexei Leonov became the first person to leave a spacecraft while in orbit and float in the vacuum of space. The move affirmed the unlimited ability of human.
Leonov with Captain Pavel Belyayev was flying onboard the former-Soviet Union’s Voskhod 2, accomplished the first extra-vehicular activity – EVA, or spacewalk – on what was only the 14th piloted spaceflight in history.
Dao Trong Thi, Chairman of the National Assembly’s Committee for Culture, Education, Youth, Teenagers, Children, said at the meeting that despite geographical distance, Vietnam and Russia have been nurturing a special friendship for years.
This year both countries will mark the 65th anniversary of diplomatic ties and 35 years of the Vietnam-Soviet space flight on July 24th, an unforgettable historical event for Vietnamese people.
On Friday, the Russian Centre of Science and Culture and the People’s Security Academy jointly organized a cultural exchange in Hanoi on the occasion of the Cosmonautics Day, part of activities to celebrate 65 years of diplomatic relations between the two nations.
Đăng ký: VietNam News