Saturday, April 12, 2008
47th Anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's Flight!
Do you remember Sputnik and Yuri Gagarin's flight? Gagarin became the first human to be launched into space in April 12, 1961. I was only about eight months old at the time, so I don't remember the actual event. But, I grew up during the space race and followed all of the missions once I was old enough to understand.
Gagarin's flight set off the chain of events that led to the Apollo program and the landing of Americans on the moon. Nobody has been back there since 1972. When will we be there again? Will the Constellation program survive under the new US Administration (no matter who wins the election)?