This day 50 years ago…
By: Manas Chaturvedi
12th April, 1961
In his post-flight report, Gagarin recalled his experience of spaceflight, having been the first human in space:
“The feeling of weightlessness was somewhat unfamiliar compared with Earth conditions. Here, you feel as if you were hanging in a horizontal position in straps. You feel as if you are suspended.”
Although 50 years later, a journey in space is insignificant for many, Yuri Gagarin did what was once stated as impossible on 12th April exactly 50 years ago. Thousands may have ventured into space in the span of those 50 years, but Yuri Gagarin’s name will forever be engraved in the pages of history!