On Thursday, June 6, the Chairman of the Saint Petersburg Committee for Tourism Development Yevgeny Pankevich, met with the Russian air sportsman and cosmonaut, the first Hero of Russia, executive director for manned space programs Sergei Krikalev at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019.
During the meeting, the parties discussed the possibility of holding the International Astronautical Congress in iSt. Petersburg in May 2020.
In addition, the Chairman of the Committee appealed to Sergei Krikalev with a proposal to become one of the honorary ambassadors of St. Petersburg.
«It will be a great honor for us to host an event in St. Petersburg on the topics of space development, as well as welcome you as the Ambassador of your native city», - said Yevgeny Pankevich.
Sergey Krikalev approved the idea and accepted the invitation. Further questions on the organization of the Astronautical Congress in May 2020 will be discussed in working order.