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Cosmonaut Day 2015 -- time for remembering

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posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 08:01 PM
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For those who remember that event, who were aware at the time of its cultural significance -- it was the turning point, before had been imaginations and preliminaries, after were details and detours and disasters AND triumph to make space a part of the human realm. One symbol represents this -- the man Gagarin.

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posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 08:40 PM
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Yuri Gagarin



posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 08:56 PM
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If nations weren't so self-centric every country in the world would have a prominent statue or monument to Yuri Gagarin, the first human to leave the earth's atmosphere (and I'd include on such a monument the other primates and animals who preceded him). Thanks for this thread, a fine event to honor.



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posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 09:13 PM
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We need goals greater than any single nation can achieve to draw us together.

The conquest of space and diaspora into the universe for our species are such goals.

If we stay here in this single place, then it is inevitable that a disaster will one day wipe us from existence.

As an intelligent species, we should be sailing the new oceans of space and founding the new worlds.

Gagarin was a pioneer.



posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 09:22 PM
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The flaw would be leaving this planet to explore space as individual nations as opposed to a united earth. We have several nations discussing military moon bases and space based weapons.

What happens if the US, China, or Russia build a military base on the moon before any else and then decides no one else is welcome on the moon?

I agree we need events that require more than just a single nation. The question is how do we become united?



posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 03:08 AM
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Yuri's incredible bravery makes me proud to be a human being.
He set the first step on our long road to the stars, and his name will be remembered as long as humanity survives. When we peer back upon the Earth and see that pale blue dot, as we take off in our hyperspace transits to meet beings beyond our comprehension, even when the Earth becomes a distant memory as we drift into space, there is one man from that humble rock of our origins who's name will live on for eternity: Yuri Gagarin.
Who will become the first to set foot on Mars? Or beyond?
Who will be the first to bathe in the light of an alien star?
Only time will tell...but Yuri will always be the first of all.
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posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 03:49 AM
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originally posted by: SpaceOverlord
a reply to: JimOberg

who's name will live on for eternity: Yuri Gagarin.


Most inspiring moment in the 20th Century



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