Russian Astronaut Cancelled by US Space Industry Conference

Russian Astronaut Cancelled by US Space Industry Conference

( – Cancel culture keeps running amok with no deference to rhyme, reason, or rational cause. In a stunning move, an upcoming US space industry conference recently dropped the name of a famous Soviet cosmonaut (a Russian astronaut) from an event’s title.

On Monday, March 21, media outlets reported that the Colorado-based Space Foundation decided to drop the original title of its fundraising event from “Yuri’s Night,” a reference to Yuri Gagarin. A former USSR Air Force pilot, Gagarin became the first man to travel into outer space. He completed one orbit of the earth at an altitude of about 187 miles on April 12, 1961.

The Space Foundation reportedly put out a statement saying it decided to rename the event “in light of current events,” becoming yet another group lashing out at anything Russian, regardless of the fact Gagarin died in 1968. It later deleted the post, replacing it with a webpage providing general information about the fundraiser.

Russian Cosmonaut Andrey Borisenko weighed in on the situation, telling reporters it was just a matter of time until other events continued the trend and started erasing former Russian achievements.

This cancellation serves as a grim reminder of the movement to remove or replace Civil War monuments and other reminders of American history. One philosopher said those who don’t learn the lessons of the past are doomed to repeat them. Do you think cancel culture leads America to fall into that trap?

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