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Yuri's Night & a new design in the shop

Among my many #SciArt related activities, I’m involved with an Etsy team called Astro & Neutrino. We’re a bunch of nerds with a deep appreciation of science, and especially the intersection of science with art. 71 more words

54 years ago, humanity entered space: Happy Cosmonauts Day!

On April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first human being to not only rise above the Kármán Line* but to complete a full orbit of the Earth.   539 more words


It's Yuri's Night - The WORLD Space Party 2015!

“Circling the Earth in my orbital spaceship I marvelled at the beauty of our planet.

People of the world, let us safeguard and enhance this beauty — not destroy it!” 731 more words

Chasing Atlantis

Nikita Khrushchev on God

On April 12th, 1961, Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was the first man in outer space as his Vostok I spacecraft orbited the Earth in a 108 minute flight.   92 more words



Today we mark the international day of cosmonautics and aviation and 54 years since Yuri Gagarin first traveled into space.

On 12th April 1961, the Vostok 3KA (Vostok 1) spacecraft with Gagarin aboard was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome. 251 more words


Reds Put Man Into Orbit

Yuri Gagarin, a citizen of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics — a country that does not even exist today — became the first person in space to orbit the Earth on 12 April 1961. 167 more words