Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Putting the first human man in space 50 years ago was an amazing event, but when it comes to what that event would eventually mean for humanity, I think the first woman in space put it best:
Of course, buzz began months ago about all the Yuri's Night celebrations, commemorating the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's orbit of the Earth on April 12, 1961. I won't re-hash the details, since there are about a million news sites carrying the story this week... and especially today!
Incredibly, the Yuri's Night Net broke a record this year, with 72 countries participating in 542 events celebrating space exploration! Wow.
Even Google got in on the action, no surprise there!
Check in with the Yuri Gagarin 50 Org for stories, news, event updates, records of peoples' individual memories about Yuri, photo galleries and other tidbits about the Russian hero!
Posted by PillowNaut at 7:00 AM