|

‘Space Day’ celebrates the day the first Mongolian was launched into space

By M.OYUNGEREL

The “Space Day” exhibition was presented at Buyant Ukhaa Sports Complex on March 20, celebrating the 35th anniversary of the first Mongolian being launched into space on March 22, 1981.
“Space Day” includes the free screening of scientific films and exhibits about astronomy. Dudu Education Fund organized its first-ever Paper Plane National Championship for the opening of the exhibition. The organizers said that the paper plane program aims to contribute to children’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education, and that they hope to prepare professional competitors for world championships in the future.
Astronaut J.Gurragchaa became the first Mongolian man in space on March 22, 1981. He orbited Earth 124 times in eight days with Russian astronaut Vladimir Dzhanibekov in the Soyuz 39 spacecraft. Mongolia was the fifth country in the world to send its own technology to space for study, and the 10th country to send its own astronaut.

Short URL: http://ubpost.mongolnews.mn/?p=18907

Posted by on Mar 21 2016. Filed under Онцлох мэдээлэл. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

Leave a Reply


+ 7 = 14

Recently Commented

  • Oyun: www.theblueeconomy.org
  • Honheree: It is a sad and awful sight to see so many animals dead from dzuds. These have happened in the past and since 2004 there have...
  • Harvey Dent: Mongolia does not get 476,000 tourists a year. Its gets 476,000 arrivals, most of these are Chinese construction workers....
  • Honheree: It is good but unusual that a Mongolian is so forthright. I am D. Ganbold will be criticised by Mongolians for telling the...
  • Honheree: Be thankful Mongolia is so cheap. In USA lamb in stores costs 69,281 MNT /kg and sirloin which is cheaper cut of beef is...