On Monday, space lovers across the world celebrated the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s historic flight on April 12, 1961.
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Two days after Gagarin's historic orbit around the Earth, this newsreel, headlined "Soviets Hail Space Hero," gave Americans a look at Moscow in the throes of jubilation as the Soviets defeated the West in the early laps of the space race. "Films like...