The 50th Anniversary of Awesome

Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s pioneering flight into Earth orbit, which scared the crap out of the West and truly kick started the space race.

Political motivations aside, it was an outstanding engineering achievement for the Soviet space agency and an all time classic example of true courage given that no-one had any idea of what was about to happen.

Gagarin’s flight will remain forever entrenched in Human history as the beginning of Man’s journey to the stars and the first time in history that Human beings began thinking in global terms rather than nationalistic ones.


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