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Yuri Gagarin became first man in space 55 years ago

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Tuesday marks 55 years since cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space. In Russia, April 12 is known as Cosmonautics Day. During a United Nations General Assembly meeeting in 2011, this day was declared International Day of Human Space Flight by 60 countries. The Vostok 1 spacecraft was launched into space from a Soviet launch site on the morning of April 12, 1961. Gagarin spent 108 minutes in the tiny capsule, completing the first human orbit around the Earth before landing back on… (www.cnn.com) 기타...

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bbabis 2
Thank you Yuri for your bravery. I know being young and bullet-proof helps but that was one hell of a chance to take sitting on the nose of a rocket that had a propensity to explode. And if that didn't happen, several capsule systems were untested. The Russians thought it was dangerous enough to never let him go into space again for fear of losing a national hero too soon. Alas, they did but manned space missions were underway.
avihais
Wasn't he the poster boy for the event and someone else actually went up?
OzarkTrail
Never heard That one. But with the Soviets it would not be surprising. If you locate anything on that I would be interested in reading it.
avihais
So many stories and publications but supposedly two Cosmonauts made it into space and never returned then Lieutenant Colonel Vladimir Sergeyevich Ilyushin made a successful flight but returned in a deranged mental state so Yuri was made the poster boy. The trouble is there is nothing official and hard to trust the many internet sites.
rugomol
rugomol -1
Notes on the space tracking activities and sensational claims made by the Judica-Cordiglia brothers www.svengrahn.pp.se/trackind/Torre/TorreB.html
OzarkTrail
Thanks for the info. I will definitely study it.

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