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Daemon
Posted: Saturday, April 12, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Cosmonauts Day

On April 12, 1961, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man to travel in outer space. April 12 was declared Cosmonauts Day in Gagarin's honor. Official ceremonies on this day begin in the Moscow suburb of Korolyov, well known as the center of Russian rocket production, where officials and former cosmonauts lay flowers at a statue of Gagarin. The general public celebrates the day in a less formal manner: some place flowers at statues of Gagarin in various cities, while others attend space-themed art and film exhibitions. More...
kenturner1
Posted: Saturday, April 12, 2014 7:06:33 AM

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Good!
curmudgeonine
Posted: Saturday, April 12, 2014 8:57:59 AM

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A good achievement to celebrate
monamagda
Posted: Saturday, April 12, 2014 10:49:41 AM

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Also Known As: Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, Yury Gagarin, Kedr (call sign), Yuri Gagarin was just one of 3,000 applicants to be the first Soviet cosmonaut. Out of this large pool of applicants, just 20 were chosen in 1960 to be the Soviet Union's first cosmonauts; Gagarin was one of the 20.
During the extensive physical and psychological testing required of the chosen cosmonaut trainees, Gagarin excelled at the tests while maintaining a calm demeanor as well as his sense of humor. Later, Gagarin would be chosen to be the first man into space because of these skills. (It also helped that he was short in stature since Vostok 1's capsule was small.) Cosmonaut trainee Gherman Titov was chosen to be the backup in case Gagarin was unable to make the first space flight.
seemo74
Posted: Saturday, April 12, 2014 6:45:31 PM

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Well done old fellow. you made the whole mankind so proud.
Marguerite
Posted: Saturday, April 12, 2014 10:55:56 PM

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I just love Gagarin's smile and his face. If he is a product of the Soviet Union, bring back the Soviet Union. We need more Gagarins.
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