12 April 1961: The First Human in Space

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    Yuri Gagarin

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    Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, the smiling cosmonaut, the first man in space. Source: blog.sciencemuseum.org.uk

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    Re: The First Human in Space

    Vostok 1

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    Vostok 1: Mission insignia

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    Launch of Vostok 1
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    Path of Gagarin's complete orbit; the landing point is west of the takeoff point because of the eastward rotation of the Earth.

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    The Vostok 1 capsule on display at the RKK Energiya museum

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    More Pics :)

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    First man in space Yuri Gagarin and backup cosmonaut German Titov on their way to the Baikonur Space Center.

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    Gagarin bids farewell to friends before the historic space journey that opened a new chapter in history - making him the first man in space on April 12, 1961.

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    A still from the documentary "First Flight to Stars" showing Gagarin aboard the Vostok 1 spaceship that made the historic leap into orbit.

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    Fireworks on Cosmonautics Day at Gagarin Square in Moscow.

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    Salute to the first man in Space and the Vostok 1 mission. :salute:

    Trivia: Vostok (meaning 'East') was also the name of the lead ship of the expedition, led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen of the Imperial Russian Navy, which discovered the continent of Antartica.
     
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    Today is the birth anniversary of Yuri Gagarin, the first man in outer-space. Born 1934-03-09.

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    Gagarin Quotes

    First words upon returning to earth, to a woman and a girl near where his capsule landed (12 April 1961) The woman asked: "Can it be that you have come from outer space?" to which Gagarin replied: "As a matter of fact, I have!"
    Later recollection: "When they saw me in my space suit and the parachute dragging alongside as I walked, they started to back away in fear. I told them, don't be afraid, I am a Soviet like you, who has descended from space and I must find a telephone to call Moscow!"

    Asking for the roof of his car to be put back despite the pouring rain, during his visit to Manchester (12 July 1961), as quoted in "Yuri Gagarin: Mankind's first giant leap" in The Economist (3 August 2011)

    Gagarin about the beauty of the Earth. :yey:
     
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