The Minister of Youth and Sports in Ukraine has been interested in model rocketry in his youth.
Igor Zdanov talked about this during a meeting with the Ukrainian Spacemodelling Sport Federation executive committee. The meeting was organized to discuss the plans for the 2015 FAI European Championships for Space Models.
Cooperation with security and government health services was one issue that come up. The health and safety of all participants at the European Championships are paramount for organizers. They will be managed by the Lviv regional administration as the the competitions will take place in 5 km from the regional center from August 21-28.
Public funding was also discussed at the meeting. Despite the difficult situation, the ministry was still willing to provide generous partial funding for the European Championships. Now, more than ever, Ukraine needs to demonstrate its strengths to the world. Amateur rocketry does so on many different levels. Competitiveness, intellectual prowess and space technology are all important point of interest for successful investors nowadays.
Noosphere, general partner of the Spacemodelling Sport Federation and co-organizer of 2015 FAI European Championships for Space Models, has also demonstrated its own unique product for the competitions at the meeting – the CupNavigator scoring system. Noosphere representatives were also thanked once again for bring such a world-class event to our country.
Igor Zdanov talked about how was very interested in amateur rocketry and is expected to be one of the honored guests at the competition.
All Spacemodelling Sport Federation issues are currently overseen by Tamila
Dudko from the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Ukraine.