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Fraser
2011-Apr-11, 11:10 PM
50 Years ago on April 12,1961 the era of Human spaceflight opened with a roar to the heavens above with the thunderous blastoff of Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin aboard the Vostok 1 capsule from the Baikonur Cosmodrome Site No.1 at 9:07 a.m. Moscow time. Gagarin, at the age of 27, dared to brave the perils of [...]

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ravens_cry
2011-Apr-11, 11:46 PM
For as long as we remember, you will be the first into plunge into the the sea without end, the final frontier. May we always remember your bravery and courage, riding a pillar of thunder and flame, where no one had gone before.
Godspeed, Yuri Gagarin, godspeed.