10, 9, 8 … video of Yuri Gagarin historic first space flight

If you’re a fan of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin and his history-making first flight in space on April 12, 1961, don’t miss this video.

These are Gagarin’s words as he saw the Earth from space:

Through the window I see the Earth. The ground is clearly discernible. I see rivers and folds in the terrain. Everything is so clear.

Via BecauseTheNight

Honoring Yuri Gagarin on 50th anniversary of human space flight

To celebrate Yuri, first space-Earth duet

Deborah Byrd