The State Committee for Tourism reported that the first such cluster will be created on the capital's Gagarin
If you're a long time reader of this magazine, we're assuming that you're decently knowledgeable and that you've probably heard of Yuri Gagarin
, the first human to reach space.
On 12 April, 1961, Yuri Gagarin
, a Soviet citizen, became the first human to enter outer space.
Sputnik remembers Gagarin
and his historic flight by sharing 10 commonly unknown facts about the world's first cosmonaut.
According to the United Nations Facebook page: "54 years ago Soviet citizen Yuri Gagarin
opened the way for space exploration for the benefit of all humanity by taking the first human space flight.
Yesterday's ceremony took place at Launch Pad 1, the spot from where Yuri Gagarin
, the first man in space, blasted off in 1961.
Visitors will be able to discover how the USSR became the first nation to explore space with the 1957 launch of Sputnik, the world's first artificial satellite, followed four years later by the first man in orbit, Yuri Gagarin
On this day in 1961, Russian pilot and cosmonaut Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin
became the first human to travel in outer space and orbit the Earth.
In Russia and many former soviet republics, Cosmonautics Day has been celebrated each April 12 since the 1961 flight of Yuri Gagarin
on that date.
IN 1961 Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin
became the first man to go into orbit, beating the Americans by almost a year.
1961: The Russians made the first manned space flight with Yuri Gagarin
(above) in Vostok 1.
Alexei Kojevnikov, in his introductory essay in Into the Cosmos, goes so far as to say that Sputnik and Gagarin
are on their way to attaining the status of historical icons, like "the pyramids, the Great Wall, the Santa Maria, evolution, and the atomic bomb.