On one of the streets of the American city of Colorado springs has a bust dedicated to the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first man to have conquered near-earth space.

Such information was announced by the official portal of Roscosmos.

Reportedly, in honor of the opening of the sculpture was held a solemn ceremony. She was confined to the 33-th space Symposium.

“The ceremony was attended by a delegation of Roscosmos General Director Igor Komarov, Deputy Director General for international cooperation Sergey Savelyev, hero of the Soviet Union, Hero of Russia, Executive Director of the manned space program, Sergei Krikalev, the Consul General of the Russian Federation Sergey Petrov and representatives of the Russian Embassy”, – reported in the research Department .

Roskosmos expressed the hope that the space industry as a result of this event will receive a new impetus to the development, energy and range of ideas. It is assumed that the bust will be interested youth, not just professionals.

It is worth Recalling, in the fall of 2016 a similar bust of Gagarin has been installed in the Cretan city of Heraklion.

Note, a flight of Soviet cosmonaut took place April 12, 1961. Rocket “Vostok-1” failed to go into orbit. After a 108-minute flight, Gagarin landed successfully.

This day and this day is celebrated in many countries, including Russia, as well as space.

The astronaut died in 1968 during testing of innovative military aircraft MiG-15UTI. The circumstances of his death and to date has still not been fully elucidated.