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Experts of the Gorchakov Fund and Roskosmos Corporate Academy will discuss importance of developing space programs

60 years ago, on April 12, 1961 Yuri Gagarin opened a new era in the history of humankind and 35 years ago the Proton-K rocket, which carried the first module of the Mir Space Station – the largest space construction of the 20th century – into the Earth’s orbit, was launched. How did those events change the world and what should we expect?

Today the aerospace industry is again entering the orbit of the modern agenda of Russia’s development. In 2015, State Corporation Roskosmos was founded to implement a full reform of the Russian rocket-and-space industry. Functions of the state corporation also include development of international cooperation in the aerospace industry and creation of conditions for application of results of aerospace activities in socioeconomic development of the country.

On April 16, experts of the Gorchakov Fund and Roskosmos Corporate Academy will discuss the role of space programs for national and international development on the online platform of Russian House Brussels as part of the “Connection Point” Discussion Club dedicated to “First in Space, First in the World!”

The following experts will participate in the discussion:

  • Kirill Porvatov, General Director General of Roskosmos Corporate Academy;

  • Alexey Fenenko, expert of the Gorchakov Fund, Associate Professor at the Department of World Politics at Lomonosov Moscow State University;

  • a representative of the Center for European Political Studies.

Discussion topics:

  • space exploration, space programs;

  • importance of space development for international relations;

  • space development for the benefit of humankind;

  • futuristic space  – the future of technologies.

When: Friday, April 16 at 3:00 pm CEST or 4:00 pm Moscow time.

Where: online platform of Russian House in Brussels.