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50 years ago…

April 5, 2011

The world celebrates the 50 year anniversary of the first human shot into space on April 12th. This monument in Moscow honors Yuri Gagarin. He completed a full orbit of the earth in about an hour and a half in 1961. You can read more about the story of Vostok I at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuri_Gagarin.