Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Celebrating Manned Space Flight

The United States and Russia are joined at the hip in space as the world marks the 50th anniversary of the first human space flight, Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's solo mission around the Earth on April 12, 1961. The day also marks the 30th anniversary of NASA's first shuttle flight, another milestone that has the Russian concerned as the orbiters near retirement, leaving both countries at least temporarily unable to transport large cargos to and from Earth orbit.

1 comment:

heroineworshipper said...

Must be a different celebration in a place like Russia, where manned spaceflight is really possible.