“April 12 is the International Day of Human Space Flight. 60 years ago, Yuri Gagarin had his first historic flight into the cosmos. As we reflect on his accomplishment today, we look ahead to the future of human space flight as we prepare to send humans back to the Moon.” – NASA
12APR21 -60 years ago a lone Cosmonaut took us farther and faster, and further towards our goal of space exploration than anyone before. I remember that day, as a punk kid in Seattle. He was a “simple Soviet man,” as he said. His grandparents were poor peasants. Yet, he dreamed, as many youth today dream. To reach for the stars. A copy of his mission badge rests in a crater on the Moon, brought there by Neil Armstrong, along with those of every “star voyager” who passed away in the service of humanity. He passed away only 7 years after his historic mission. R.I.P.