Yuri’s Night, Thursday 12th April, 7pm, Dumfries Museum. “Runaway Rockets and Other Space Disasters”

This annual event celebrates Yuri Gagarin’s first space flight which took place on 12 April 1961. Join the Dumfries Astronomy Society for a talk by Dr John Davies, astronomer at the UK Astronomy Technology Centre. Refreshments will be served.

‘A look back at failures over 50 years of rocketry and space travel. We will see how chance, engineering error and unforeseen circumstances can turn success into failure in the blink of an eye and learn how human ingenuity has sometimes snatched missions, and astronauts, back from the brink of disaster. Featuring runaway rockets, crippled satellites, what really happened to Apollo 13, saving space stations and the ‘curse of Mars’.

An evening not to be missed!




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