Congratulations Yuri!

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Congratulations Yuri!

Postby pauldear » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:16 pm

Today is the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's first orbital flight.

Although it would have been nicer if he'd waited one year and fifteen days (until the day I was born!), here's to Yuri.

It's a pity that we don't have any Russian teams on board...We do have one team from Ukraine (hi, Catapult!), and one from Georgia....but I think that's the state, not the country!
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Re: Congratulations Yuri!

Postby rick m » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:14 pm

I was nine and that was one of four things that kindled my interest in space; the others being the X-15, the realistic TV series "Men Into Space", and Alan Shepards flight (I still have a plastic Mercury capsule pencil sharpner). Those early spacemen had "the Right Stuff".
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Re: Congratulations Yuri!

Postby Xan » Sat Oct 04, 2014 6:00 pm

4 October 1957 at 19:28:34 UTC
57 years have passed.
When, finally, the amateur sputnik will be launched?! :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sputnik_1
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