Yuri's Night Los Gatos
"Circling the Earth in my orbital spaceship I marveled at the beauty of our planet.
People of the world, let us safeguard and enhance this beauty — not destroy it!"
Yuri Gagarin, 1st person in space
Human Spaceflight became a reality 51 years ago on April 12, 1961, with the launch of a bell-shaped capsule called “Vostok 1.” The capsule was carrying Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, who took his place in history as the first human to leave the bounds of Earth and enter outer space.
About Yuri Gagarin's historic achievement (From NASA)
More about Yuri (Wikipedia)
Images of Yuri Gagarin (Google)
Floating high above the Earth, the Expedition 27 crew aboard the International Space Station sends their special message to the world to wish them a Happy Yuri's Night 2011 Click here to view.