A space industry conference named after the first man to travel to space has removed his name from their headlines because of his Russian nationality, joining the anti-Russian sentiment displayed by several other organizations since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, not a NATO one. Race
The nonprofit Space Foundation deleted the name of Soviet astronaut Yuri Gagarin, the first man to enter space, from their “Eury’s Night” space conference. The stale new corporate name for the conference was “A. Celebrating space: Discover what happens next by quoting Gagarin’s ethnicity and “current world events”.
According to The Space Foundation, participants spend time in conferences learning and talking about the present and future of space exploration. They spend time exploring the history of space exploration, making the removal of Gagarin’s name a more bizarre move, considering the central role he plays in the human history of space.
“The focus of this fundraising event remains the same – to inspire the next generation to reach out to the stars as well as to celebrate the achievements of humans in space,” read a space posting by The Space Foundation, which was later deleted after public ridicule. It is responsible for Russia’s aggression in Ukraine.
Ironically, Yuri Gagarin never represented Russia, because that nation, like Ukraine, had been under Soviet communist rule all its life and was part of the USSR. Like Russia, Gagarin is considered a hero in Ukraine and is widely admired. In 2011, a Ukrainian stamp even commemorated the 50th anniversary of its first flight into space.
The Space Foundation is a nation far from the first group to censor the connection with Russia and the Russian people, the nation that invaded Ukraine, which has been under Russian rule and influence for most of its history. A number of other business and banking organizations have even gone completely out of the country, claiming that the Western corporate world continues to provoke tensions with Russia, claiming that they stand in “solidarity” with Ukraine.
Americans strongly oppose further involvement in troubled areas, especially military involvement.