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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Vostok 1’

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

    50 Years Ago: Yuri's Planet Credit: ISS Expedition 7 Crew, EOL, NASA Explanation: On April 12th, 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Alexseyevich Gagarin became the first human in space. His remotely controlled Vostok 1 spacecraft lofted him to an altitude of 200 miles and carried him once around planet Earth. Commenting on the first view from space he reported, "The sky is very dark; the Earth is bluish. Everything is seen very clearly". His view could have resembled this ... Full Story

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