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Kazakhstan celebrated 60 years since launch of first artificial Earth satellite

05 October, 2017, 11:35 181

Kazakhstan has celebrated 60 years of the launch of the first artificial Earth satellite in the world, the Ministry of Defense and Aerospace Industry of Kazakhstan informs.

October 4, 1957, 60 years ago, a mankind breakthrough into outer space took place - the world's first artificial Earth satellite (AES) was launched, the Strategy 2050 IA reported.

"This landmark event has special significance for Kazakhstan, after all, it was from our land, from the Baikonur cosmodrome, this historic launch took place that marked the beginning of the space age of mankind", the Ministry noted.

Minister of Defense and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan Beibut Atamkulov congratulated all residents on the occasion of the anniversary events, especially noting the role of all those who created the Baikonur and created its glorious history for more than six decades.

During the solemn event on behalf of the Ministry of Defense and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan, honorary diplomas were presented to representatives of Roskosmos and Kazkosmos, employees of the Baikonur Administration and the Governor’s Office of Kyzylorda region, as well as honored veterans and media representatives for their contribution to the Baikonur complex development and in honor of 60 years since the launch of the satellite.

In addition, the leadership of Kazkosmos took part in the solemn meeting and in laying flowers to the obelisk established in honor of launching the satellite.

According to the Ministry, the delegation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan composed of Vice-Minister Marat Nurguzhin and Vice-President of JSC "NC "Kazakhstan Garysh Sapary", Halyk-Kaharmany, pilot-cosmonaut Aydin Aimbetov was invited to Moscow where it took part in the festive event dedicated to 60 years since the launch of the artificial Earth satellite.