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Event marking 50th anniversary of first manned flight into outer space to be held in Jurmala

04.04.2011
 | LETA

On April 4 an event, marking the 50th anniversary of the first manned flight into outer space, will be held in the concert hall of the Amber Coast Sanitarium in Jurmala.

The highlight of the event will be a meeting with former Soviet Astronaut Anatoly Solovyev, who will tell about his adventures in space.

Solovyev holds the world record on the number of spacewalks performed (16), and accumulated time spent spacewalking (over 82 hours).

The former astronaut will tell about his participation in space exploration, demonstrate his collection of stamps and envelopes, movie fragments and songs about space and its explorers.

Solovyev's first spaceflight took place in 1988, lasted nine days, and was performed as a part of an international Soviet-Bulgarian crew composed of Solovyev, and Bulgarian astronauts - Viktor Savinykh and Aleksandr Aleksandrov.