|Yuri Gagarin, 1st man in space|
Space1 Enterprise has established a minimalist approach to launching the first tourists into space with its Safety Rocket.
This will put Space1 tourists into space a full 2 years ahead of the expected timeline. The history setting first Space1 touring astronaut could space debut in early 2016.
Over 50 Years ago on April 12,1961 the era of Human spaceflight opened with a roar to the heavens above with the thunderous blastoff of Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin aboard the Vostok 1 capsule from the Baikonur Cosmodrome Site No.1 at 9:07 a.m. Moscow time. Gagarin, at the age of 27, dared to brave the perils of the unknown and became the first human being to be strapped atop a rocket, ascend to outer space and view what no one else had ever seen, the entire Earth as a sphere.
|Vostok 3KA-3 spacecraft (Vostok 1) reentry capsule with its parachute on the ground after landing south west of Engels, in the Saratov region of southern Russia. Gagarin ejected from the capsule at 7 km altitude and parachuted safely to the ground.|