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Cosmonautics Day, dedicated to the Day of Science Workers of Kazakhstan

Apr 10, 2024

On April 9, 2024, the already traditional Cosmonautics Day, dedicated to the Day of Science Workers of Kazakhstan, was held at the Department of Natural Sciences of the Kostanay Social-Technical University named after academician Zulkharnay Aldamzhar. The event was held as part of the department’s methodological week and was dedicated to the 59th anniversary of man’s spacewalk.


April 12 is designated as “Science Workers Day” by Decree of the President of the Republic No. 164 of October 20, 2011. Historically, this holiday was dedicated to the birthday of academician K.I. Satpayev – the first President of the Academy of Sciences of the Kazakh SSR. Kanysh Imantayevich Satpayev stood at the origins of the organization of scientific activity in Kazakhstan; he devoted almost his entire life to science and its development in his native country.


From a TASS report on March 18, 1965: Today, March 18, 1965, at 11:30 am Moscow time, during the flight of the Voskhod-2 spacecraft, a man entered outer space for the first time.

Associate Professor of the Department Iskakova G.M. gave an integrated lecture on physics, history of astronautics and medicine “The Time of the First. Man’s step into outer space”

– Watching the film “Alexey Leonov. Jump into space”, which was accompanied by detailed comments from lecturer G.M. Iskakova, made an indelible impression.

1st year students of the Physics-Informatics program, Danil Zakharov and Roman Latypov, prepared a presentation “The first Kazakhstani cosmonauts”.

Impressive examples have shown that the cosmonauts of Kazakhstan are included in the list of space pioneers that makes up humanity. This is evidence that our country makes a great contribution to the development of world astronautics, and Kazakh cosmonauts and scientists have glorified the country in this area.

– Master Azatayeva K.B. noted in her message that April 12 is a special holiday for Kazakhstan. It was from Kazakhstan that the first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin flew into space. It was Baikonur that became the main harbor from where Soviet, and then Russian and foreign ships departed for space voyages. And it was here that the first work dedicated to human space flight was born. On April 11, Fyodor Boyarsky, editor of the Kazakhstanskaya Pravda newspaper, aware of the events at Baikonur, commissioned O. Suleimenov to write poems about human space flight. Overnight he scribbled a few lines and on April 12, when the first manned flight into space was announced, the poems had already appeared in the newspaper, and leaflets with this text were scattered from airplanes over Almaty and other cities of Kazakhstan. Impressed by the epoch-making event, the poet turned these lines into a poem within a week, and it was published in May. The success was stunning. O. Suleimenov subsequently said: “My poem was broadcast on central television and radio, published in newspapers, almost every week I performed in some city: in plants, factories, in student audiences. This was such a success”.


Why people reach for the stars!

Why in our songs
the Hero is a falcon!
Why is everything beautiful
that he created,
Man, after a pause.
Calls him Tall!
Rivers plow the fields.
Cities above the river –
At dawn,
And like a heart, the Earth flies,
Intertwined with the veins of rivers.
It is not easy to pave the way
for yesterday’s misty stars.
But it is more difficult to find on earth
the Path
that you have carried in your heart.
That a river passed through the earth.
That forever connected the cities.
What a ray raged in the darkness.
Illuminating your years.
It’s not easy,
But you must find
the Path,
What’s in your heart about the stars,

The earthly path is a continuation of the path
Until today’s bright stars…

– Then the teachers and students present at the event exchanged their impressions.

“…it is important to talk with students about heroes and exploits, about scientific achievements. Yuri Gagarin and those who flew after him gave the Soviet people a new format of feat. What was most often considered a feat in the USSR? A military feat, a feat in the revolutionary struggle. To fall victim in a fatal struggle, to fall on the battlefield, to fall unbroken in an enemy dungeon – yes, this is a feat, and everything else is somehow less important. But Gagarin’s flight and man’s spacewalk showed that the feat could be different. Not suggesting some kind of evil that needs to be fought. Not aimed at the benefit of just one country, one people, and one class. It turns out that the feat can be for everyone. In general, for everyone, for all of humanity. It turns out that there are universal positive values – the thirst for knowledge, the exploration of new spaces, going beyond the usual boundaries.

Now, more than half a century later, this sounds naive. Space no longer seems to us like something “big and bright”; it has long been associated with star wars, spy satellites, huge budget expenditures, and so on. But then it was different. Then space exploration really seemed to hundreds of millions of people to be a great thing, thanks to which one could rise above all our squabbles and bustle, above all human divisions”, noted Associate Professor of the Department Iskakova G.M.


Information on the site was prepared by Iskakova G.M. – Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor.