Every year on April 12, Cosmonautics Day commemorates the first manned space flight by Yuri Gagarin in 1961. This day is considered a significant date in the history and pioneering spirit of space travel. With its first manned space flight, the former Soviet Union set a decisive milestone for the future of space travel – ...
April 12th in Russia marks the date on which we celebrate the Soviet, and later Russian cosmonauts. However, as we will explore below, this date is a little bit special – and has since evolved to be an international day of honouring everyone involved in human spaceflight. It all started back on that very special ...