It's Been 60 Years Since the First Human Spaceflight, And We Have Come So Far
On Monday, space lovers across the world celebrated the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s historic flight on April 12, 1961.
We Need a New Vocabulary to Talk About the Human Future in Space
If humans want to expand beyond Earth in an optimal way, we’ll need novel language to keep pace with novel technologies.
The Brave Bitches Who First Orbited Earth and Lived to Bark About It
Laika may have been the first animal to orbit the Earth, but Belka and Strelka were the first to survive the journey.
55 Years Ago, Yuri Gagarin Became the First Human in Space
55 years isn’t long, but look back at the technology and politics of the first human spaceflight and it seems like a different planet.
Ghosts in the Roscosmos
Conspiracy theorists ask: How many cosmonauts were really claimed by the early Soviet Space Program?
He Flew a Balloon into Space and Jumped: A Q+A with Joe Kittinger
Interview by MASON ANDERSON-SWEET / "VICE":http://www.vice.com. _Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin gets all the credit "for being the first man in space":http://motherboard.tv/2011/4/12/first-orbit-the-mind-expanding-astronaut-shot-real-time-film-of...
Secrets of the First Manned Spaceflight
On April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space; his mission lasted 108 minutes and he made one orbit around the globe. Upon his return to Earth, he was lauded as a hero.
The Newsreel Americans Saw After the Soviets Sent a Man to Space
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...