Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, recently called for the country to ‘properly maintain its status as one of the leading space . . . powers’ in a speech to mark the 60th anniversary of the first-ever human space flight of Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin
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Hundreds of drones were launched in the night sky in the city of Veliky Novgorod in Russia to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's journey to space. Get today's top stories:
Today is International Day of Human Space Flight, which marks the first human space flight, carried out by Yuri Gagarin. Join us in also celebrating the first woman to have flown in space: Valentina Tereshkova! 🚀
It’s sixty years since Yuri Gagarin became the very first man in space
April 12 is the International Day of Human Space Flight. 60 years ago, Yuri Gagarin had his first historic flight into the cosmos. As we reflect on his accomplishment today, we look ahead to the future of human space flight as we prepare to send humans back to the Moon.
The era of human spaceflight began today in 1961 when Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space. The 108-minute flight ended with a parachute jump from his Vostok 1 capsule during descent, as was done back then.