In its resolution A/RES/65/271 of 7 April 2011, the General Assembly declared 12 April to be the International Day of Human Space Flight. Symbolizing the beginning of mankind's space era, this day reflects the importance of space science and technology to the achievement of sustainable development goals. We have gathered some interesting facts and events from this significant day that you probably weren't aware of. Here are 5 things you probably don't know about space.
1."Well, let's ride."
Before Gagarin flew the spaceship, he was a pilot, and the plane made its first flight before taking off.
2. I'm burning, farewell, comrades!
No one knew what would happen to the lander during landing. And when the module passed through the dense layers of the atmosphere, it was engulfed in fire. Naturally, Yuri Gagarin thought he was on fire.
3. Laces untied.
According to some, Gagarin had a lace untied in one boot when he reported a successful flight. As a result, people's love for Yuri only grew stronger because they knew that he was still the same person he had always been.
4. What if it goes crazy!
Gagarin might go mad in space, according to scientists. Therefore, the ship was running on automatic. To switch to manual mode, you had to open the envelope with the code. And to open the envelope, you have to be sane. But just before the start Gagarin was still told the code, just in case :)
5. Two backups
Few people know that Gagarin had not one stunt double, but two. The second one did not wear a space suit. And, of course, our holiday gifts.
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