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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I am a professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on 20th/21st-century American culture, science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology. View all posts by Jason W Ellis