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7th April 2011 Toronto, Canada

Yuri’s Night is April 12th

On April 12th 1961, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin aboard Vostok 1 made history by becoming the first person to orbit the Earth. Exactly twenty years later, the first reuseable spacecraft (Space Shuttle Columbia) made its maiden voyage. These two monumentous events are commemorated annually in Yuri’s Night, which in 2011 celebrates fifty years of human spaceflight. […]

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