Gagarin - 50 years ago. Julia - 1 year ago :-)

Gagarin - 50 years ago. Julia - 1 year ago :-)

Post by Victor Mant » Thu, 14 Apr 2011 00:20:25



"Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (Russian: ? ? ?,[1] Russian
pronunciation: [?jur??j ?l???ks?e?v??t? ??ar??n]; 9 March 1934 27 March
1968) was a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut. He was the first human to journey
into outer space, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth
on April 12, 1961.

Gagarin became an international celebrity, and was awarded many medals and
honours, including Hero of the Soviet Union, the nation's highest honour.
Vostok 1 marked his only spaceflight, but he served as backup crew to the
Soyuz 1 mission (which ended in a fatal crash). ... Gagarin died in 1968
when a MiG 15 training jet he was piloting crashed."

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuri_Gagarin

Gagarin appeared on many stamps issued worldwide. Three of them appear on my
old page:

http://www.marci-postale.com/Space/space.htm

This was 50 years ago. Today my family celebrates the first anniversary of
my granddaughter Julia.

Victor Manta, PWO, AIJP

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