Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Stellar celebration: 50 years in space


Celebrations rang out in Russia and around the world to mark the 50th anniversary of humankind's first-ever space mission. On Tuesday, April 12, 1961, a Russian air force pilot named Yuri Gagarin became the first human to venture into space. Meantime, there was also reason for celestial celebration in the U.S. as we recognized the 30-year anniversary of the space shuttle program.

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