Remembering Earth’s first self-reflection

APOD april 12 2011

“On April 12th, 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Alexseyevich Gagarin became the first human in space. His remotely controlled Vostok 1 spacecraft lofted him to an altitude of 200 miles and carried him once around planet Earth. Commenting on the first view from space he reported, “The sky is very dark; the Earth is bluish. Everything is seen very clearly” ”

Taken from Astronomy Picture of the Day on April 12th 2011

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One Response to Remembering Earth’s first self-reflection

  1. cody says:

    wow… that’s an incredible photo…

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