pennyfornasa:

On this day In 1961, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first ambassador of our planet to enter the vastness of space. Vostok 1 was the first manned spaceflight of the early space race, and Gagarin completed one orbit of Earth before landing safely 108 minutes later.While flying weightless above Earth’s surface, Yuri Gagarin witnessed a spectacular view of home — forests, deserts, and great plains were surrounded by expansive oceans. Upon viewing the thin blue line of the atmosphere, Gagarin became the first of our inquisitive species to see our planet as it truly is — a vibrant, geologically active world circling a star. We at Penny4NASA urge you to honor the memory of this brave man, as his Vostok 1 mission was the catalyst for every manned spaceflight adventure to date.

pennyfornasa:

On this day In 1961, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first ambassador of our planet to enter the vastness of space. Vostok 1 was the first manned spaceflight of the early space race, and Gagarin completed one orbit of Earth before landing safely 108 minutes later.

While flying weightless above Earth’s surface, Yuri Gagarin witnessed a spectacular view of home — forests, deserts, and great plains were surrounded by expansive oceans. Upon viewing the thin blue line of the atmosphere, Gagarin became the first of our inquisitive species to see our planet as it truly is — a vibrant, geologically active world circling a star. We at Penny4NASA urge you to honor the memory of this brave man, as his Vostok 1 mission was the catalyst for every manned spaceflight adventure to date.

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lanasays:

blender, own work

lanasays:

blender, own work

willkommen-in-germany:

Bacharach is a town in the Mainz-Bingen district of Rheinland-Pfalz, 50 km south of Koblenz. Its original name - Baccaracus - points to Celtic beginnings. Above the town looms Burg Stahleck, a castle that is now a youth hostel. The town had its first documentary mention in the early 11th century. Bacharach is still a jewel of the Rheinromantik and a multifaceted site of mediaeval architecture. It thrives on tourism and wine from Bacharach is still enjoying international popularity. 

willkommen-in-germany:

Bacharach is a town in the Mainz-Bingen district of Rheinland-Pfalz, 50 km south of Koblenz. Its original name - Baccaracus - points to Celtic beginnings. Above the town looms Burg Stahleck, a castle that is now a youth hostel. The town had its first documentary mention in the early 11th century. Bacharach is still a jewel of the Rheinromantik and a multifaceted site of mediaeval architecture. It thrives on tourism and wine from Bacharach is still enjoying international popularity. 

fuckyeahtoronto:

Front St. W., looking n. betw. Bay & York Sts. to Piper St.; showing parking lot to east of Royal York hotel before new wing built., 1954

fuckyeahtoronto:

Front St. W., looking n. betw. Bay & York Sts. to Piper St.; showing parking lot to east of Royal York hotel before new wing built., 1954

sci-universe:

53 years ago today (April 12), Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut, became the first human to travel into space and change history, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth.

So on April 12, Gagarin, who became an international celebrity and hero, is being commemorated for paving the way for future space exploration by the International Day of Human Space Flight (Cosmonautics Day).

I really recommend looking him up. There’s so much to know about him and the history-making flight.

My favourite thing is probably the landing to an unplanned site: A farmer and her daughter observed the strange scene of a figure in a bright orange suit with a large white helmet landing near them by parachute. Gagarin later recalled, “When they saw me in my space suit and the parachute dragging alongside as I walked, they started to back away in fear. I told them, don’t be afraid, I am a Soviet citizen like you, who has descended from space and I must find a telephone to call Moscow!”

Happy International Day of Human Space Flight!

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colchrishadfield:

Today’s the perfect day for space/astronaut-themed music. Do you have a favorite? Here’s one.

whiskeyandspentbrass:

It’s… It’s so beautiful…

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filyambda:

12th of April

 International Day of Human Space Flight

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