“Space Technologies Week” festival devoted to the 55th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s flight finishes in RUDN University
“Space Technologies Week” festival devoted to the 55th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s flight finishes in RUDN University

The festive week has united university and school students, representatives of space industry, science, culture, education, sport and all people interested in space technologies and Russian space industry.

The festive week has united university and school students, representatives of space industry, science, culture, education, sport and all people interested in space technologies and Russian space industry.

Astronauts Yuri Malenchenko, Oleg Skripochka and Alexy Ovechkin greeted the participants from board the spaceship. The festival was opened by Rector Vladimir Filippov, Director of the Institute of Space Technologies Alexander Chursin and astronaut, Hero of Russia Evgeniy Tarelkin.

The Rector noted that the aim of the Institute of Space Technologies is not only to train managerial staff for the space industry but also to teach students to use modern space technologies in various branches of activity.

The event was attended by morethan 200 secondary school students. Visitors could taste authentic space food – canned soup, cottage cheese and pureed meat in tubes.

The first day of the festival hosted interactive events – “Solar system” quest, “Space engineer” and “Mars rover” simulation trips and interactive lecture “Set up space research institute on Exoterra planet”.

Visitors attended various lectures and met Evgeniy Tarelkin, astronaut, Hero of Russia, who shared his experience of life in zero-gravity.

Finally participants of the motor race took the flag of RUDN Institute of Space Technologies and the symbol of the festival- drawing of Igor Mironov from Lyakhi orphanage to bring it to the Crimea- school 54 named after Gagarin (Sebastopol).

May 24,  RUDN University – Iskatel Small Academy of sciences (Simferopol) “Life in the Universe” TV bridge took place in the RUDN Mission Control Centre.

The Week was closed by a concert of RUDN University students and Korolev secondary school students, excursions to leading enterprises of space industry and Open Doors Day of the Institute of Space Technologies.

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