Yuri Gagarin - First Man in Space (50th Anniversary)

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  1. JRS

    JRS Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    This April 12th 2011 marks the 50th Anniversary of the historic space flight of Yuri Gagarin on Vostok 1:techman::)
    This was the time when man took his first steps to outer space:)

    "I see Earth! It is so beautiful!"
    - Yuri Gagarin

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    "Orbiting Earth in the spaceship, I saw how beautiful our planet is. People, let us preserve and increase this beauty, not destroy it!" - Yuri Gagarin
     
  2. JRS

    JRS Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    :rolleyes:Could somebody moves this thread to Miscellaneous, please?
    Thank you:)
     
  3. Davros

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    We can make this TNZ material if we can just find some way to blame this on somebody.
     
  4. Caliburn24

    Caliburn24 Commodore Commodore

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    Curse you stupid environmentalists and silly Cold War treaties for keeping nuclear material out of orbit! We could have colonized Mars by now if we had put a few reactors up there!

    Yuri would have wanted it that way!
     
  5. Davros

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    Don't you remember the 1999 Alpha Base disaster?
     
  6. farmkid

    farmkid Commodore Commodore

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    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.
     
  7. Goliath

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    Whoops! :lol:
     
  8. Gep Malakai

    Gep Malakai Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Hey, if we curse out the OP, do we have the power to stop the thread from leaving TNZ? Because that would be kind of awesome.
     
  9. Borgminister

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    As requested by OP, before it is too late...:D
     
  10. Tora Ziyal

    Tora Ziyal Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Wow, that's making me feel kind of historic -- or perhaps just old -- myself. I remember Gagarin's flight; I was eleven years old.
     
  11. Mutai Sho-Rin

    Mutai Sho-Rin Crusty Old Bastard Moderator

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    I was just a tad older at 14 and remember this as well as the launch of Sputnik in 1957. A lot has happened in these 50 years, hasn't it?!?!
     
  12. Candlelight

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    I was negative-17 years old. Man... what a time that was...
     
  13. 6079SmithW

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    -17? Sheesh, you're old. I was -26 and had some truly crazy times.

    Anyway, go humanity! I wonder where we'll be at in another 50 years. Probably still just puttering around in orbit. I want to see humanity on mars before I die, dammit!
     
  14. Candlelight

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    I want to be on Mars before I die!!
     
  15. Myasishchev

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    :lol:
     
  16. Skywalker

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    I was -22. Those were the days. :techman:

    Hopefully we'll get to Mars before the centennial anniversary. :sigh:
     
  17. 6079SmithW

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    Just a fair warning to everyone, if we do get to Mars in my lifetime I plan to move there and organize a preemptive Red Faction movement.
     
  18. scotpens

    scotpens Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Well, if you smoke some really good shit . . .

    I was seven-and-a-half years old then. I don’t recall hearing anything about Gagarin’s flight at the time, but I do remember being aware of the U.S.–Soviet space rivalry — and the launch of the first Telstar communications satellite in 1962.

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuA-fqKCiAE[/yt]
     
  19. Subcommander R.

    Subcommander R. Commodore Commodore

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    I wouldn't consider the absolute terror of dying alone in space or being incinerated to be 'entertaining.'

    There's an awful lot we still don't know about the Soviet space program. We didn't even know they had the H-bomb until we detected fallout from the test. Their launches from Kazakhstan weren't known. And they were concealable. Unlike Cape Canaveral, Baikonur isn't right to next to civilization.

    Ultimately I hope to see whatever secret list (I have no doubt one exists) of fatalities exists published. Let the dead rest in honor.

    The USSR earned its place in history alongside other greats. History will never forget the names Gagarin, Korolev, and Tereshkova.
     
  20. TalkieToaster

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    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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