Wednesday, April 12, 2017

April 12, 1961: Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space


On this day in 1961, the USSR put the first man in space:    
During the flight, the 27-year-old test pilot and industrial technician also became the first man to orbit the planet, a feat accomplished by his space capsule in 89 minutes. 
Vostok 1 orbited Earth at a maximum altitude of 187 miles and was guided entirely by an automatic control system. 
The only statement attributed to Gagarin during his one hour and 48 minutes in space was, “Flight is proceeding normally; I am well.”
The US eventually caught up and got to the moon in July 1969.    Nevertheless, Gagarin's flight was a shock!



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