Events to mark the 50th Anniversary of Gagarin’s visit to Britain

Here is a quick summary

  • Follow @YuriGagarin50 for a series of tweets over 5 days  starting tomorrow at (11th July) at 10:29 when Gagarin arrived at London Heathrow exactly 50 years ago. @YuriGagarin50 will follow in his footsteps matching his itinerary in London and Manchester.
  • 12th July – details uncertain – Manchester International airport Airport is  unveiling a plaque to commemorate Gagarin’s arrival. Contact press office 0161 489 2705
  • 13:00 -14:00 on 12th July Manchester Town Hall. A small gathering of those who met Gagarin in Manchester. This event is by invitation only. Contact   0161 234 3311
  • 7pm 12th July Science Museum in London Memories of my father.Natalya Koroleva, daughter of Sergei Korolev, Chief Designer of the Soviet Missile and Space Programmes,  talks about her father’s incredible achievements.
  • 7pm 13th July Science Museum in London Sergei Krikalev will be joined by Helen Sharman, his crew mate and the first Briton in space, and will share experiences of missions on the Soyuz and Shuttle spacecraft and his record breaking stays aboard the International and Mir Space Stations.

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