Yuri Gagarin / STS-1 Anniversaries

Posted on April 12, 2011 by Kelly Jones

As you know, April 12, 2011 is the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin becoming the first human in space.

First Orbit is a film that recreates in real-time Gagarin’s first orbit using footage from the International Space Station. It’s a great video, check it out.

Today is also the 30th anniversary of STS-1, the first flight of a Space Shuttle. Astronauts¬†John Young and Robert Crippen flew Space Shuttle “Columbia” for two days before landing at Edward’s Air Force Base in California.

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