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!"