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HAPPY YURI GAGARIN DAY!
Around the world more than 171 parties are in full swing as people celebrate the quick trip into space of Yuri Gagarin of the USSR on April 12, 1961.
This was mankind's first venture into space and the courage of Yuri Gagarin who made that trip in a vehicle so primitive, is not in doubt. He almost didn't survive his landing either! The USSR chose dry land as the landing location, unlike the USA, which used ocean landing for many of its first space capsules.
Check out this video of some of the partying..... YURI GAGARIN DAY
Yup! A shot of vodka is definitely in order!