(Pocket-lint) - Since Yuri Gagarin skimmed the upper atmosphere of Earth in 1961 as part of the first manned flight into space, the world has been obsessed with our near, and far, universe.The technological advances from one mission helped influence the next, helping us go further and deeper into our solar system and beyond.
You know that phrase about it not being rocket science?Well, this week it IS rocket science.It’s topical because although it probably escaped your notice, this month we passed the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin becoming the first man in space.At least they gave the landmark its proper due on The Sky at Night, ironically a programme that is older than space travel, having started in 1957.
This week was the 60th anniversary of the first human spaceflight.On 12 April 1961, Yuri Gagarin blasted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.The flight lasted 108 minutes and reached a maximum altitude of 327km (203 miles).Following the re-entry of his space capsule, Gagarin parachuted the last 7km to Earth, landing in a potato field near Saratov.
Every man and woman that has ever been to space will be awarded new Universal Astronaut Insignia to honor those who venture into the final frontier
More than 500 men and women from 37 countries have made the brave journey to space and new badge will honor and unite this group of spacefaring heroes.A Universal Astronaut Insignia is to be presented astronauts who have flown into space, regardless of nation, and includes passengers of space tourism.
(Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin marked the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's historic space flight on Monday with a pledge that Moscow would remain a key space and nuclear power.Gagarin became the first human in outer space on April 12, 1961, in one of the Soviet Union's most important Cold War victories and a pivotal moment in its space race with the United States.
It’s the 60th anniversary of the historic space flight, though only got to enjoy the limelight for a few years until his death in 1968 Russians and people all around the globe are commemorating the achievements of Yuri Gagarin, the cosmonaut who became the first person in space 60 years ago.
YURI GAGARIN's Soviet Russian crew "lied about" his space success, archive reports claimed.Today marks 60 years since the Soviet cosmonaut Gagarin shocked the world as he became the first man to reach space.Murals, statues, and other public displays of gratitude were erected in the years following the feat of human ingenuity and exploration.
Russia celebrates the 60th anniversary of the legendary flight that made Yuri Gagarin the first man in space.Russia on Monday celebrated the 60th anniversary of the legendary flight that made Yuri Gagarin the first man in space, a major source of national pride for millions of his countrymen.
The cosmonaut became the first person in space on April 12 1961.Russians are commemorating the achievements of Yuri Gagarin, the cosmonaut who became the first person in space 60 years ago.Gagarin’s 108-minute mission on April 12 1961 took the Space Age to a new level and marked a historic achievement for the then-Soviet Union, which beat the United States in a tight race to launch a man beyond the Earth’s atmosphere.
'Off we go!'Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin made history 60 years ago today by becoming the first human in SPACE It is 60 years since Russian pilot and cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to leave the embrace of planet Earth and venture into space.To mark the occasion people, space agencies and governments around the world are celebrating the International Day of Human Space Flight in his honour.
Russians on Monday celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first manned flight to space carried out by cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin as the Soviet hero remains one of the most admired figures in the country.Russian President Vladimir Putin is due to travel to Engels, a city in the south of the country on the banks of the Volga river, to the site of the cosmonaut's landing where a memorial stands to honour the historic flight.
A three-man crew blasted off to the International Space Station Friday in a capsule honouring the 60th anniversary of Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becoming the first person in space.
A three-man crew will blast off to the International Space Station on Friday in a capsule honouring the 60th anniversary of Soviet cosmonaut becoming the first person in space.
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Sixty years after he became the first person in space, there are few figures more universally admired in Russia today than Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.His smiling face adorns murals across the country.He stands, arms at his sides as if zooming into space, on a pedestal 42.5 metres (140 feet) above the traffic flowing on Moscow’s Leninsky Avenue.
THE QUEEN showed off her humorous side at a virtual event to mark British Science Week when she joked that an important part of going into space is returning back to earth.