March 2019


The first Bulgarian cosmonaut at Sofia Airport Aviation School

Georgi Ivanov, the first Bulgarian cosmonaut, was a guest at the March edition of the Aviation School on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of his flight. At the invitation of Sofia Airport, children from his native town of Lovech came to the event thus the volunteer initiative expanded beyond Sofia city limits.

The first Bulgarian cosmonaut described what it was like to be in space – what effort should you make to get there and what it is like to see the Earth from above as well as the challenges he and flight captain Nikolay Rukavishnikov faced in 1979.