Cosmonautics Day: 12 April

Cosmonautics Day cover image
  1. Home
  2. Events
  3. Events on 12 April
  4. Cosmonautics Day

Cosmonauts Day is celebrated in Russia and some other USSR countries. It commemorates the first manned space flight by Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on April 12, 1961 aboard the craft, Vostok 1. Yuri spent 1 hour 48 minutes circling the earth.