Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Happy Gagarin Day


It was fifty years ago today that Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin said "Let's go!" and became the first human to travel to outer space. Rocketing into orbit in the Kerosene/LOX fueled Vostok 3KA spacecraft he made real what until then had only been science fiction. As he touched the stars, he looked back on our planet from a vantage point never before glimpsed by human eyes.

"Orbiting Earth in the spaceship, I saw how beautiful our planet is. People, let us preserve and increase this beauty, not destroy it!"

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