Nico (vilakins) wrote,
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50th anniversary of human space flight

It was 50 years ago that Yuri Gagarin was the first human in space--and it's also Greg's birthday (though for him not till tomorrow because he's in the US) which has always pleased him.

Google have a great 50s/Soviet-style logo for the occasion; see it here. The actual Google page shows a rocket blasting off; check it out on your 12th.

Here are "just over 50" (51 in fact) space-related photos which you can vote on if you wish. Many are familiar, others quite unusual and new to me.

And thanks to [personal profile] elmey, here's a 1961 Life photo of Yuri Gagarin's parade in London.

I hope I get this to crosspost to LJ while it's still the 12th.

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