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Science, Technology & Medicine

First human spaceflight
Yuri Gagarin, USSR (April 12, 1961)
Yuri Gagarin

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Posted by packratjohn at 2:03 pm (PST) on Mon November 7, 2011   
I was only 9, but it set me on the way to following the space program for the rest of my life (so far!)
Posted by HOODOO (resigned) at 6:37 pm (PDT) on Sun August 22, 2010   
I remember Yuri Gagarin's space flight quite well. I was 17 yrs. old. If you knew where to look in the night sky, you could follow its orbit with the naked eye.

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