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Russia: Drone captures Monument to the Conquerors of Space on Cosmonautics Day 01:26

Russia: Drone captures Monument to the Conquerors of Space on Cosmonautics Day

Russian Federation, Moscow
April 12, 2016 at 09:58 GMT +00:00 · Published

Drone footage captured the Monument to the Conquerors of Space in Moscow on Cosmonautics Day, Tuesday, ahead of the 55th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s historic trip into space.

The monument was unveiled in 1964 to celebrate the Soviet Union’s achievements in space. The monument is 110 metres high (360.9 feet) and is made out of titanium, while Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics is located in the statue’s base.

Cosmonautics Day is celebrated on April 12, marking the anniversary since the launch of ever first manned space flight by Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in 1961.

Russia: Drone captures Monument to the Conquerors of Space on Cosmonautics Day 01:26
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Drone footage captured the Monument to the Conquerors of Space in Moscow on Cosmonautics Day, Tuesday, ahead of the 55th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s historic trip into space.

The monument was unveiled in 1964 to celebrate the Soviet Union’s achievements in space. The monument is 110 metres high (360.9 feet) and is made out of titanium, while Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics is located in the statue’s base.

Cosmonautics Day is celebrated on April 12, marking the anniversary since the launch of ever first manned space flight by Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in 1961.

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