Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011

Its 50 years since First Human Journey into outer space - Yuri Gagarin- A Film - A Doodle and Yoodle

On April 12, 1961 the first earthling escaped the gravity well of planet earth. In the spaceship Vostok 1, Senior Lieutenant Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin orbited earth one time at an altitude of 187 3/4 miles (302 kilometers) for 108 minutes at 18,000 miles an hour. He was the first man to see that the earth was indeed round, indeed mostly water, and indeed magnificent. 

An image from the day of the launch had been painted onto the hulking Soyuz rocket, which was being tugged across the plain by an ageing diesel train. As the rocket was winched into its launch position, the face swivelled upright. Alongside it was the word “Poyekali”, or “Let’s go”, Gagarin’s final statement before he was launched into history.

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Date: 12 Apr 2011 , Author: / Category: Legends, Videos, Science / Views: 3854/Rating:4 / Comments:

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