Category: Russian History

Who was the First Person in Space?

Outer space refers to the region beyond the envelope of the earth’s atmosphere. Humanity reached a major milestone of our existence, when on April 12, 1961, the Soviet Union successfully...

30 Amazing Facts about Yuri Gagarin

The Soviet Union accomplished a remarkable space exploration feat on April 12, 1961. At about 9:00 am that day, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was launched into space aboard Vostok 1 spacecraft....