Yuri Gagarin Google Doodle

Today’s Google Doodle: Yuri Gagarin and the 50th Anniversary of the First Human Spaceflight

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Yuri Gagarin Google Doodle 50th Anniversary of the First Human Spaceflight

Fifty years ago, on April 12 1961, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man to travel into space, launching to orbit aboard the Vostok 3KA-3 (Vostok 1) spacecraft.

This historic event is commemorated today by Google with a doodle featuring Gagarin and a rocket that launches whenever you put your mouse cursor anywhere on the doodle.

Check out this archival footage of Yuri Gagarin and the launch of Vostok 1:

To find out more about Yuri Gagarin, check out his Wikipedia entry: [Yuri Gagarin]

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2 Responses to “Today’s Google Doodle: Yuri Gagarin and the 50th Anniversary of the First Human Spaceflight”

  1. dude Says:

    try to highlight-select the doodle. . something weird there

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    ark Reply:

    Hmmm, I could see nothing except that the rocket launches off. Is that it?

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