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International Day of Human Space Flight

The International Day of Human Space Flight is the annual celebration, held on 12 April, of the anniversary of the first human space flight by Yuri Gagarin.


On April 12, 1961, this Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin became the first-ever human being to leave Earth and travel into space. Aboard the spacecraft Vostok 1, the then 27-year-old test pilot and industrial technician orbited the Earth at a maximum altitude of 327 kilometres, effectively also becoming the first human to ever orbit our planet.


After the orbit, as the capsule began its descent, Gagarin ejected himself from the capsule at a height of about 7,000 metres as planned, and landed back on Earth using a parachute.


This historic event opened the way for space exploration for the benefit of all humanity!


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