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The rocky flight path from Yuri Gagarin to Aeroflot

My how time flies. I hadn’t realized until┬áseeing the Google Doodle today that it was the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s first successful manned space flight. I say successful because┬árumors persist that an earlier flight had crashed but the Soviet-run media never ran with the story. Back then they wouldn’t announce a launch until it … Continue reading