ASTANA. KAZINFORM – On the eve of international day of the 1st manned flight into space at the National Space Center (NSC) in Kazakhstan was a big festival dedicated to Nauryz and to the professional holiday of space industry workers.
“Today, Kazakhstan is one of the few countries that has three astronauts and has the most advanced space technologies”, - said the Deputy Chairman of the Aerospace Committee of MID RK Yergazy Nurgaliyev in his congratulatory speech.
April 12 - is the special day for all those who are involved in space activities, including all employees of Kazcosmos, who implement the state program of innovation development of the country, he said.
In honor of the Cosmonautics Day, JSC “NC “Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary” traditionally organizes and conducts sports tournament for the Kazcosmos prize. Also, at the NSC site for the first time we are celebrating Nauryz meiramy, which our team meets with good results, - said the acting president of JSC “NC “Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary” Marat Nurguzhin.
On this day, the employees of JSC “NC “Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary” had the opportunity to invite members of their families, to invite children for the space center tour, to show their workplaces and to tell about their work.
On the territory in front of the NSC, where the full decoration of Kazakh yurta and altybakan were installed, arm wrestling and Arkan Tartu took place, which were attended by children also.
Participants and guests of the festive event were congratulated by Kazakh astronaut Aidyn Aimbetov, who has started to work as the Vice-president from the beginning of 2016 and now heads the unit on satellite systems and space technologies. By the way, Aidyn Akanovich was one of the winners in the competition of “kol qures”.
The highlight of the program was the big amateur concert in honor of Nauryz. Special creative approach was distinguished by the experts of Earth remote sensing system, geo-information technologies, as well as the staff of the Construction and operation division.
The composer Marat Tyulbayev made the presentation of the new song “Baikonur” at the gala event. “I wrote this song as I was impressed under the space flight of the Kazakh astronaut Aidyn Aimbetov and would like to perform it for the first time in front of Kazcosmos staff” – the composer underlined.
At the end of the festive program, the results of table tennis tournament were announced. The principals of the Aerospace committee of the MID RK congratulated the participants of the tournament, which was dedicated to the Cosmonautics Day and presented the medals and diplomas to the winners.
The challenge cup was awarded to the team of Kazcosmos headed by the Deputy Chairman of the ASC MID RK Yerkin Shaimagambetov. The team of JV “Ghalam” won the second place of the table tennis tournament, and the 3rd place was taken by tennis players of JSC “NC “Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary”