Faithful to the idea of space exploration
Long before Jähn's space flight, the "Cosmonaut Center" opened in what was then Karl-Marx-City (now Chemnitz). It was a technology museum offering adventures for kids. Originally, it was dedicated to the first man in space, Yuri Gagarin, who flew in 1961. Today, it still draws crowds in Chemnitz, and it is named after the hero of GDR space exploration.