Saturday, April 12, 2008

Yuri's Night

Yuri's Night. In 1961, Yuri Gagarin was the first man into Outer Space, to orbit the Earth three times and then return safely.

The celebration begins: 178 parties in 50 countries -- find one near you.

Ed, note: Corrected in response to a comment.


  1. Actually, Gagarin only made one orbit. Just keeping things accurate.

  2. Right. About 108 minutes from launch to touchdown. Good catch.


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