April 12: the 55 anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s space flight!

April 12: the 55 anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s space flight!

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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12 Comments
Robert Weltzien
History we should all know.
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Apr 12, 2016 8:10PM
Gene Barger
Gene Barger
THANK YOU FOR THE GRAPHIC REFERENCES. THEY ARE VERY EDUCATIONAL.
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Apr 12, 2016 8:53PM
Goretti Pacheco
I really enjoy taking the quizzes but it is also very important for me to know its results. Most of the times I don't get the results, and it would be great to know which ones were incorrect. Thank you.
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Apr 12, 2016 8:55PM
Nina Kamwene
Nina Kamwene
Thank you, very informative.
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Apr 12, 2016 9:24PM
Bruce Bazo
Bruce Bazo
Before reading this, when I thought of April 12, I thought of the firng on Fort Sumter, which started the Civil War, and the death of FDR.
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Apr 12, 2016 11:52PM
Rog Rogers
Interesting error in your Gagarin story. He actually didn't land the Vostok 1 spacecraft. The Russians hadn't perfected landing the capsule with possibly killing the pilot, so Gagarin ejected from the craft and landed by parachute. The International Aeronautics folks didn't give him credit for the flight, as their rules required the pilot to be aboard when it landed. Alan Shepard was the first space traveler to land inside the spacecraft.
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Apr 13, 2016 4:22AM
Rosemary Hudson
Yes,,,,vital information we should all know...
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Apr 13, 2016 7:55AM
Calvin Taber
Yuri was the man in his day! USSR and the USA were locked in a heated battle to be the first one in space. we sent a monkey..... they sent YURI!!
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Apr 13, 2016 5:40PM
Richard Harris
It's important to know your history &all it has to offer
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Apr 14, 2016 3:32PM
Carmine-James Pitaniello
Where no man had ever gone.. a small step for man, a giant step for man...reach for the stars... our destiny awaits us.
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Apr 23, 2016 1:43AM
segarolow
History at its best. They don't teach this now.
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Feb 21, 2017 6:15PM
Steve Due
Yuri IS a HERO! First space. B A L L S !
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Mar 9, 2017 1:50PM

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