Happy Birthday Yuri Gagarin!
On this day in 1934, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was born. 27 years later, Gagarin flew aboard Vostok 1
-- and in doing so, became the first ambassador of our planet to enter the vastness of space.
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. #Penny4NASA #Space #SpaceRace