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20% of his contemporaries Gagarin's dream of space

April 12 2006
09:58

On the ship "Vostok" 45 years ago, April 12, 1961, the first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin began the countdown of the space age mankind. Making one revolution around the planet, Gagarin landed successfully in the Saratov region. Total flight lasted 108 minutes.

Over 430 earthlings from dozens of countries, since in space. Only from Baikonur, from which the 12 April 1961 went to the flight of the first cosmonaut, launched 100 ships manned.

On board the ISS conducted scientific experiments to the space station are watching not only for Earth but also for other planets. In the near future, the space standards, the plans - to build a manned stations on the moon.

About 20 percent of Russians who were in their youth witness Gagarin's flight, has not yet parted with the dream of space. These are the results of a survey dedicated to the anniversary day of space.

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