50 Years Since Humanity Crossed the Threshold into Space

50 years ago today, Yuri Gagarin became the first human being to journey into outer space and orbit the Earth. His spacecraft, Vostok 1, lifted from its launch pad on April 12, 1961 for the historic journey. Read more about it here.

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Jason W. Ellis

I am an Associate Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology. Also, I direct the B.S. in Professional and Technical Writing Program and coordinate the City Tech Science Fiction Collection, which holds more than 600 linear feet of magazines, anthologies, novels, and research publications.