Every year on October 4, the Day of the Space Forces is celebrated - a branch of the Aerospace Forces of the Armed Forces of Russia (VKS of the Armed Forces of Russia).
This professional holiday was established by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 549 dated May 31, 2006 and timed to coincide with the launch of the first artificial Earth satellite, which opened the annals of astronautics, including military. On October 4, 1957, military specialists from the Baikonur Cosmodrome launched the world's first artificial Earth satellite, which successfully completed the specified program.
The Day of the Space Forces is a holiday of those who have devoted themselves to the creation of defense spacecraft, who have carried out and are carrying out their launches.