The 35th anniversary of the first Mongolian space flight will be celebrated tomorrow – 22nd March. Yesterday, a scientific and national open-event marking the anniversary, entitled “One Day in Space” took place at the Buyant-Ukhaa sport complex. The first (and only) Mongolian in space was J.Gurragchaa; who together with Uzbek cosmonaut V.Djhanibekov blasted into space from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on 22nd March 1981; their mission involved working on the Salyut 6 space station.
During the “One Day in Space”, the “Dudu” educational foundation organized the first State “Paper Plane Championship”. The organizers of the event noted that: “The purpose of the paper plane program is to provide STEM education (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) to children and students”.