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Apr 12

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It’s International Day of Human Space Flight!

1961 – Yuri Gagarin – the first human in space, on Vostok 1

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

It’s International Day of Human Space Flight! This day commemorates 12 April 1961, when Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was the first human in space.

Today we celebrate the achievements of human space flight and the benefits that it has brought to all of humankind here on Earth: http://bit.ly/1MpsyhU

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