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    Humanity's First Step in Manned Space Exploration: Gagarin's Historic Flight

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    On April 12, the world celebrates International Human Space Flight Day, commemorating the legendary Yuri Gagarin and his historic flight.

    International Day of Human Space Flight and Cosmonautics Day are being celebrated in Russia. On April 12, 1961 Yuri Gagarin became the first man in history to go into outer space. His journey round the Earth took 1 hour 48 minutes in his "Vostok" spacecraft.

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    Int'l Day of Human Space Flight: A Look at the First Trip to Space
    Cosmonautics Day in Russia
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