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Old April 12 2011, 08:29 PM   #20
TalkieToaster
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Re: Yuri Gagarin - First Man in Space (50th Anniversary)

farmkid wrote: View Post
Cracked had an article a few days ago about the Soviet space program. It's entertaining. If it's at least more-or-less accurate, the Soviet space program was not exactly up to OSHA standards.
I think it's pretty awesome that Gagarin was willing to sacrifice his life for his friend like that (and vice versa). Definitely a man worthy of being the first human being in space. It sucks that he didn't live to see man reach the moon (he died on March 27, 1968) It's also pretty ironic that he went into space exactly 100 years to the day after the start of the American Civil War.

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