Saturday, December 15, 2012

First human in space - Yuri Gagarin

We just learned about Explorer I the first satellite every launched into space by America.

The first person to ever go into outer space was Yuri Gagarin, a Russian cosmonaut.
Cosmonaut is the word the Russians used for astronauts.
yuri gagarin
(from: wikipedia - yuri gagarin)

His spacecraft was called the Vostok 1, and it did one orbit of the Earth on April 12th, 1961.
vostok 1
vostok 1
(from: wikipedia - vostok 1)