On April 12th, we celebrate the anniversary of the first human spaceflight. This significant day commemorates the remarkable achievements of humanity in venturing beyond the boundaries of our home planet, Earth.
The International Day of Human Space Flight serves as a reminder of the immense potential of space exploration. It encourages us to continue pushing the boundaries of what is possible, to dream big, and to work together to overcome the challenges that lie ahead.
On this day, let us celebrate the achievements of human spaceflight and the men and women who have dedicated their lives to exploring the unknown. Let us also reflect on space exploration's impact on our understanding of the universe and its role in shaping our future.
As we commemorate this special day, let us embrace the spirit of curiosity, discovery, and innovation that drives human spaceflight. Let us continue to explore, learn, and push the boundaries of human knowledge for the benefit of all humanity.
Yes, there are 5 things you probably don't know about space and might be curious about:
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. Further 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. Yet 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.
Happy International Day of Human Space Flight!