April 12: the 55 anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s space flight! 4/12/2016 • Stephanie Nixon
Have you known that April 12 is celebrated as the International Day of Human Space Flight? Let’s recollect the major events in the world history of astronautics!
55 years ago the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was the first person who flew to space. During a 108-minute flight aboard Vostok-1 the cosmonaut managed to circle the Earth. After his successful landing, Gagarin became incredibly famous worldwide. This event was really a crucial point in the history of both space exploration and humankind. A year later, April 12 was declared as the World Cosmonautics Day.
Especially for this anniversary enthusiasts from Russia created an exciting and very informative application dedicated to all space pioneers and researchers. It demonstrates the milestones in the history of astronautics each of them deserving to be called a breakthrough. To go to this marvellous application, please click here.
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Isn't the application great? Did it help you to learn something new about space exploration? Please tell us in the comments!
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