Cosmonautics Day – 2016!

Random Ramblings; Myriad Musings

“Space…the final frontier…”

I’ve always been a star-gazer, sun-worshipper, and moon-maiden! Astronomy and astrology have been two of the sciences that have fascinated me for as long as I can remember. Today, 12 April, is “Cosmonautics Day,” which is celebrated in Russia and other, former Soviet Socialist Republic (S.S.R.) countries. From Sputnik News:

“On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched the first man-made satellite Sputnik 1. This word became so popular that it even spread to other languages.

On April 12, 1961, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin crossed into outer space aboard the Vostok-1, opening a new chapter in human history. Gagarin’s radiant smile and the word “Poehali!” (Let’s go!), which he said before taking off, are known all over the world.

Two years later Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to conduct a space flight.”

Those names, along with the dog Laika, are as well-known to me as Buzz…

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