First LatAm astronautís spaceflight remembered
UBA: The 30th anniversary of the joint Cuba-USSR spaceflight, which
made Cuban Arnaldo Tamayo the first Latin American astronaut, was
remembered Saturday in Cuba.
Thirty years after the event that created great expectations among
millions of Cubans, Tamayo stated to Prensa Latina that those who have
contemplated Earth from space are aware of the need to protect her.
Long before a nuclear conflict threatened the world, the leader of
the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, appealed to preserve the human race,
the most important treasure of the planet.
Tamayo emphasized that the flight aboard the Sayuz-38, sponsored by
the Intercosmos program, with his college Yuri Romanenko, was not a
personal deed, but a Cuban and Latin American victory. Havana, Prensa