Celebrating the beginning of the space era


12 April 1961 was the date of the first human space flight, carried out by Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet citizen. This historic event opened the way for space exploration for the benefit of all humanity. #astronaut #cosmonaut #nasa #outerspace #space #spacex

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Since 2011 this day would be celebrated to reaffirm the important contribution of space science and technology. And to acknowledge the international aspiration to maintain outer space for peaceful purposes.

Photo credit International Space Station.