This year is the 50th anniversary of that historic event which opened the way for space exploration for the benefit of all humanity. Chester Court care home resident enjoys a galaxy light projector experience Space was the theme of the day for staff and residents at a local care home.
(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.
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Just over 60 years ago, Yuri Gagarin took humanity to a whole new level.By having the courage and skill to become the first person to go into space, he showed that no longer were we an Earth-bound species and the limits of our imagination could be stretched not just over the horizon but to whole new worlds.
SIR RICHARD Branson has said his dreams of getting into space are on the "cusp" of reality as the Virgin Galactic chief celebrates International Day of Human Spaceflight.April 12 marks 60 years since the first human was blasted into space.In 1961, Yuri Gagarin of the Soviet Union became the first-ever person to go to space when Vostok 1 spacecraft and he completed an orbit of the Moon.
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.
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.
President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was having a rough time of it in April 1961.In office for less than three months, Kennedy was facing down what he and his advisers suspected to be an untrustworthy Central Intelligence Agency.He would confirm his suspicion toward the end of the month, when Cuban rebels bankrolled by the agency invaded their Communist-held homeland.
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.
Sixty years ago today Yuri Gagarin was the first man in space and the most celebrated person on the planet.But who was the brains behind the project?Mick O’Hare on the ‘chief designer’ whose very existence was denied by the politburo Monday 12 April 2021 00:01 I n April 1961 Major Yuri Gagarin of the Soviet Air Force was the most celebrated person on the planet.
Copyright Alexander Zemlianichenko/2011 AP Sixty years after Soviet cosmonoaut, Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space, murals, statues and other public art clearly demonstrate how he became one of the country's most admired figures.From the giant statue on Moscow's Leninsky Avenue to the famous 1969 mosaic by Soviet artist, Yuri Korolev, "The Cosmonaut" Gagarin's image represent a national hero.
It is 60 years since the first man - a Russian - entered space.Now, Moscow is criticised for letting its once mighty space programme rust It took four international crews and almost a year before anyone onboard the International Space Station could locate the air leak, untraceable by equipment at hand, which had been driving the cosmonauts insane.
Three space travellers are en route to the International Space Station after a successful launch from Kazakhstan.Nasa astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrov blasted off in a Soyuz spacecraft at 12.42pm local time (8.42am BST).
It’s 60 years since Russian Yuri Gagarin was the first human in space, and also 40 years since the launch of Nasa’s first space shuttle.
Russia boasts a rich history of scientific invention across a wide variety of fields, from the Sputnik satellite to the coronavirus vaccine of the same name.On the 60th anniversary of Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becoming the first man in space, here are some of the country’s most notable scientific and technological achievements: Sputnik satellite In one of the most significant modern inventions, Russia launched the first artificial satellite on October 4, 1957.