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

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  1. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    While not about Gargarin, here's a fun song about Sputnik:

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-mZ9pKvCmk[/yt]
     
  2. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    I was busy gestating, so I don't remember the event, but Gagarin's flight kicked off the Space Age, which defined my childhood. He will be remembered forever among the great explorers; many ports and streets will be named for him on other worlds.
     
  3. scotpens

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    A mildly interesting coincidence and irony are two different things.
     
  4. TalkieToaster

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    I think you'd be right if Gagarin's flight were 100 years after the end of the Civil War, but I think the first human spaceflight coming on the 100th anniversary of the start of an important war qualifies as irony.
     
  5. captcalhoun

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    ^ learn the definition of irony, pally.
     
  6. Pingfah

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    It's like rain, on your wedding day.
     
  7. JRS

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  8. Goliath

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    No, that's pretty much not ironic at all.

    It might have been ironic if, on 12 April 1861, some famous scientist had said: "Man will never travel through space! Space travel will still be a dream, even one hundred years from now!"
     
  9. scotpens

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    Or the story about the wife of young Neil Armstrong’s neighbor Mr. Gorsky saying, “You’ll get a blowjob from me when the kid next door walks on the moon!”