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Cosmonautics Day

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Cosmonautics Day is a holiday celebrated (mainly in Russia) every April 12 to commemorate the first manned earth orbit. It was established in the USSR on April 9, 1962.


It is celebrated in honour of the historic first manned space flight made on April 12, 1961 by 27 year old Russian cosmonaut Yuri Alekseevich Gagarin of the USSR, who made one complete orbit around the Earth (lasting 1 h 48 min) aboard the spacecraft Vostok 1.






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They don't teach American children about Yuri Gaggarin in USA schools! Just Neil Armstrong was the first man on the moon.



99.8% of Americans don't know Russia was the first in space....

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