reply to post by mossme89
No, mossme. This OP has no idea, no clue and nothing she wrote is factual in any way.
Or did this Russian guy go farther?
I really am stunned, at the lack of space exploration history displayed by the regular public. Is it lacking in the school systems nowadays???
Gagarin was in orbit. ONE orbit. (A typical Earth orbit height results in a path that takes about 90 minutes to complete one "circle").
Apollo, of course, had several LEO (Low Earth Orbit) missions...as did Gemini, and Mercury before that.
BUT, of course, Apollo also went all the way to the Moon. 24 men, in total, made the trip out, and back. 12 landed and conducted surface EVAs.
And, NONE of them suffered any ill effects, from leaving the Earth's magnetic field!!!
AND, no, they didn't wear any "devices" as claimed by the OP. That is a total fantasy, is made up, is untrue, lacks any source, and has zero
credibility in reality, or history.
There is also no evidence of the claim that Yuri Gagarin suffered any ill effects:
He returned unharmed, ejecting from the Vostok capsule 7 km (23,000 ft) above the ground and parachuting separately to the ground since the
capsule's parachute landing was deemed too rough for cosmonauts to risk.
Portion of his flight, just before retrofire:
07:10 UTC Passing over the South Atlantic, the Sun rises and Vostok 1 is in daylight again. Vostok 1 is 15 minutes from retrofire.
07:13 UTC Gagarin sends spacecraft status message, similar to the one sent at 06:48. Moscow picks up this partial message from Gagarin, "I read
you well. The flight is going..."
07:18 UTC Gagarin sends spacecraft status message, the message is not received by ground stations.
07:23 UTC Gagarin sends spacecraft status message, the message is not received by ground stations.
07:25 UTC Vostok 1 is in retrofire attitude. The retros are fired for about 42 seconds as the spacecraft nears Angola on the west coast of Africa.
Retrofire takes place about 8,000 km (5,000 mi) from the planned landing point in Soviet Union.
It is HISTORY. This OP is fantasy......
You can see there, Gagarin is communicating normally. His radio transmissions aren't received reliably, it was later, after the landing, that
everything was examined, and his reports confirmed.