Vladimir Remek & 2552 Remek Asteroid - Prague, Czech Republic
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N 50° 01.839 E 014° 31.630
33U E 466134 N 5542145
Quick Description: Vladimír Remek (born 26 September 1948) is considered to be the first astronaut from the European Union
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 5/2/2020 9:02:18 AM
Waymark Code: WM12D2J
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
Vladimír Remek (born 26 September 1948) is a Czech politician and diplomat as well as a former cosmonaut and military pilot. He flew aboard Soyuz 28 from 2 to 10 March 1978, becoming the first and only Czechoslovak in space. As the first cosmonaut from a country other than the Soviet Union or the United States, and with the entry of the Czech Republic and Slovakia into the European Union, Remek is considered to be the first astronaut from the European Union. Remek was a member of the European Parliament between 2004 and 2013 for the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia. Since 2014, he has been the Czech Ambassador to Russia.

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The sculpture of two cosmonauts: Vladimir Remek and his colleague at the Soyuz 28 station Alexei Gubarev, who took a space flight in 1978. History The idea and location of the sculpture is influenced by the fact that when the final station of the first Prague metro line was completed ), the astronauts carried out their flight with the Soyuz 28. The station, opened to the public in November 1980, was named Cosmonauts in their honor (name until 1990) and the decoration of the station was adapted to the theme of space conquest - a stone mosaic of astronauts in the western subway and park.




2552 Remek Asteroid is a main-belt asteroid.
Discovered by: A. Mrkos
Date of discovery: September 24, 1978
Place of discovery: Klet Observatory

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Popis sousoší
Sousoší dvou kosmonautu: Vladimíra Remka a jeho kolegy na stanici Sojuz 28 Alexeje Gubareva, kterí podnikli let do vesmíru v r. 1978.

Historie
Námet a místo sousoší je ovlivneno skutecností, že když se dokoncovala konecná stanice první trasy pražského metra (dnes stanice Háje), kosmonauti provádeli svuj let lodí Sojuz 28. Stanice, otevrená pro verejnost v listopadu 1980, byla na jejich pocest pojmenována Kosmonautu (název do roku 1990) a tématu dobývání vesmíru byla prizpusobena i výzdoba stanice - kamenná mozaika kosmonautu v západním podchodu a sousoší v parcíku.
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