Apr
12
2008

Happy Yuri's Night!

It's lonely out in space / on such a timeless flight: It was 47 years ago today that Lt. Gagarin rode a rocket ship into history, burning out his fuse up here alone.
It's lonely out in space / on such a timeless flight: It was 47 years ago today that Lt. Gagarin rode a rocket ship into history, burning out his fuse up here alone.Courtesy NASA

On April 12, 1961, Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin (and how long has it been since you've heard that particular sequence of words?) became the first human being in outer space. Tonight, people in 50 countries on 7 continents are planning parties to celebrate. Don't miss out on the fun! And start planning now for the big 50th anniversary celebration in just three years.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Amanda M's picture
Amanda M says:

I never heard aout the first person or human in outter space until now. I hope he is in good hands now and happy 50th anniversery

posted on Thu, 04/17/2008 - 9:45am
Gene's picture
Gene says:

Sadly, Lt. Gagarin died in a plane crash in 1968.

posted on Fri, 04/18/2008 - 1:26pm
do's picture
do says:

I remember the shock coming ontop of sputnik (went up 50 years ago) and the USSR announcement that they had a 1 megaton h-bomb and the rocket that could deliver it.

posted on Fri, 04/18/2008 - 1:33pm
nelson.robin's picture
nelson.robin says:

WOW man i would love to go to space i think thats hot man he made it outer space man thats raw man

posted on Mon, 05/05/2008 - 8:49am

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